In the run-up to Eid-ul-Adha, Karachi car-wash owner Sheikh Sagheer sees much of the traffic at his business switch from four wheels to four legs.
Locals bring him their cattle, sheep, and goats for a thorough scrub down ahead of the animals’ sacrifice before Eid. Sagheer, 42, said the cow wash started when he was spotted cleaning his sacrificial animal ahead of Eid.
“The people who saw me washing the animal came to me with their own… that’s how this trend started,” Sagheer told AFP.
Cow wash in Karachi
Many of the animals come from a huge market on the outskirts of Karachi – reputed to be the largest Eid cattle bazaar in Asia – that is packed with goats, cows, bullocks, sheep, and camels.
The creatures are often dirty, dusty, and speckled with dung after being transported then packed together at the market.
Sagheer charges just Rs 100 for a wash. It includes a soak with a pressure hose, a lather with suds, a scrub and a rinse.
“The charge is 100 rupees, which is nothing,” said Mohammad Uzair. He brought in a large grey cow for a wash.
Across Pakistan, between eight and 10 million animals are sacrificed over Eid al-Adha, according to the Pakistan Tanners Association.
Sagheer says cleanliness is especially important because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I make it a point to sanitize the animal with disinfectants,” he said.
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