Photo and text by Matiullah Achakzai.

Sacrificial animals on sale at local market in Pakistani border town of Chaman, in the southwestern province of Balochistan, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Big markets have been set up at Chaman that borders Afghanistan, from where sheep and goats are transported this side of the border for sale.Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
Sacrificial animals on sale at local market in Pakistani border town of Chaman, in the southwestern province of Balochistan, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Big markets have been set up at Chaman that borders Afghanistan, from where sheep and goats are transported this side of the border for sale.Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan

 

: Photo By News Lens Pakistan / Matiullah Achakzai     A young Pakistani vendor Abdul Malik is waiting for customers at local market in Pakistani border town Chaman, along with Afghanistan border. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
A young Pakistani vendor Abdul Malik is waiting for customers at local market in Pakistani border town Chaman, along with Afghanistan border. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
Cattle traders from Afghanistan bring a large numbers of sheep and goat into the local market to sell them at the market in Chaman. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
Cattle traders from Afghanistan bring a large numbers of sheep and goat into the local market to sell them at the market in Chaman. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
An Afghan national Haji Abdul Waris, a trader of sheep, at the local cattle market in Chaman. Haji Abdul Waris who belongs to southern Afghanistan brought around 35 hundred sheep to the cattle market in Chaman from Afghanistan. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
An Afghan national Haji Abdul Waris, a trader of sheep, at the local cattle market in Chaman. Haji Abdul Waris who belongs to southern Afghanistan brought around 35 hundred sheep to the cattle market in Chaman from Afghanistan. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
Cattle traders like Haji Abdul Waris find Chaman, Pakistan, as the “best market” their cattle. He has been coming here for the last 6 years because, he says, he gets “good price for his animals here then in Afghanistan.” Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
Cattle traders like Haji Abdul Waris find Chaman, Pakistan, as the “best market” their cattle. He has been coming here for the last 6 years because, he says, he gets “good price for his animals here then in Afghanistan.” Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
According to Haji Waris, the prices in Chaman are on a higher side than in Afghanistan allowing him a profit of Rs1000 to 2000 on each animal sold in the local cattle market. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
According to Haji Waris, the prices in Chaman are on a higher side than in Afghanistan allowing him a profit of Rs1000 to 2000 on each animal sold in the local cattle market. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
    A vendor bringing sheep to sell at the cattle market in Chaman. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
A vendor bringing sheep to sell at the cattle market in Chaman. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
    Two young Pakistani sheep vendor waiting with their father for customers at the cattle market in Chaman. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
Two young Pakistani sheep vendor waiting with their father for customers at the cattle market in Chaman. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
    A vendor bringing bulls early in the morning to sell at the cattle market in Chaman. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
A vendor bringing bulls early in the morning to sell at the cattle market in Chaman. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
    Cattle traders from Pakistan and Afghanistan taking a break to drink tea at the market for sacrificial animals in Chaman. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
Cattle traders from Pakistan and Afghanistan taking a break to drink tea at the market for sacrificial animals in Chaman. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
    A men busy sharpening knives for customers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan
A men busy sharpening knives for customers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo by Matiullah Achakzai/News Lens Pakistan

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