According to The Federation Of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), a report was released which estimated that around RS200 – RS300 billion were spent on Eid Ul Adha. In other words, this means that this same amount of money was transferred from the rich to the poor.
Sacrificial animal providers mostly came from the rural areas of the country to sell the animals in big and small cities. Because of this, Eid Ul Adha also creates about millions of temporary jobs that benefits nearly all kinds of industry in Pakistan. Whether it’s a transporter, textile manufacturer, religious group, fodder providers or butchers, everyone reaps the benefit.
The report also suggested that nearly 85% of the amount was spent on sacrificial animals. The remaining were spent on goods like clothes, accessories and shoes.
4,800 Pakistanis Also Ended Up In Hospitals Due To Overeating
According to a statement released by Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), around 973 patients were treated with acute gastroenteritis that is caused by consuming meat. Just next door, Polyclinic reported around 450 similar cases during the Eid break.
In lahore it was reported that around 1,500 people were admitted in different hospitals of the city during the Eid break.
Similarly, thousands of people from Karachi experienced more or less the same stomach issues.
According to the doctors, if a person ate an ounce of meat every day, but then decides to eat triple the amount of that, they are likely going to upset their stomachs.
Stomach Cases weren’t the only cases recorded
While most of the cases recorded were that of stomach issues, doctors also came across unique cases such as:
- A man was reported in serious condition when he arrived at the hospital with a bone stuck in his throat.
- About as many as 80 people were brought to emergencies due to injuries caused by tools such as knives.
- About 20 people were also brought in due to road accidents.
- Some people also came to the hospital after sustaining injuries from inappropriately handling large sacrificial animals.