A trader waits to sell camels to customers at a livestock market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Islamabad, Pakistan, August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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Pakistan's cattle markets have been crammed for weeks as the Muslim country prepares for the sacrificial festival of Eid al-Adha this weekend, but in Islamabad and Karachi crowd-weary residents are ordering animals by app instead.The centuries-old festival is steeped in tradition, but this year some middle-class Pakistanis are turning to technology to skip the packed markets and ordering their animals via the ride-sharing app Careem.There was little chance of it threatening demand for animals at the country's bustling cattle markets.
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