A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the suspension of cattle export to Afghanistan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, local media reported.
The move comess with an aim to prevent shortage of sacrificial animals as Eidul Azha will be celebrated next month.
The Peshawar High Court observed that if the current practice of transporting the cattle to Afghanistan continued, there would be a shortage of sacrificial animals for the local people.
Last month, the high court had ordered the suspension of the transportation of poultry products to Afghanistan over the rising prices in the local market.
An official of the animal husbandry section at the food security ministry informed the court that at least eight million sacrificial animals would be required for the upcoming Eidul Azha.