Preparations are being made for the historic Karachi Sohrab Goth Mandi at Super Highway for the year 2019. It is expected that soon there will be thousands of sacrificial (Qurbani) animals displayed for sale.
The work to clean the ground has already started while sellers have begun to reach with their cows, camels and goats to this Mandi which is established each year before Eid-ul-Azha.
Commissioner Karachi also called a meeting on Thursday to review the preparations and work progress in the Sohrab Goth Mandi.The Mandi and different services including water, electricity, parking and canopy have been outsourced to different companies.
Preparations are also being made to establish food stalls and ATM machines to facilitate the seller and purchasers.
The Mandi is spread over an area of 900 hectare which makes it the biggest cattle market in Asia.
There will be 25 blocks from which the most famous are of VIP Cattle Farm groups such as Afridi Cattle Farm, Surti cattle Farm, Shah Cattle Farm and Surmawala Cattle Farm.
The trend of VIP cattle farm has changed the concept of Mandi in recent years. It has become youth outing of the season where many just visit the cattle market to get a glimpse of the giant cows, bulls and goats of these VIP farms.
Many other maweshi mandi are also established in different parts of the city where cow & goat are available. Bakra Mandi can be found in almost every society of Karachi where each day goats are sold and purchased.