The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the world into turmoil, claiming lives, crushing livelihoods, and wreaking financial havoc.
Though life is slowly returning to normalcy in Pakistan regardless of the outbreak’s rise, it nonetheless stays disrupted, forcing many individuals to remain at house. The worry of the virus looms and stepping out of the security of house, particularly into crowded areas, carries a giant danger.
The scenario has considerably altered how we rejoice main holidays and spiritual festivals. We skilled a special Eid-ul-Fitr two months in the past and the necessity for social distancing is about to make our Qurbani on Eid-ul-Azha significantly totally different too.
Whereas animal markets are opening in several components of cities throughout Pakistan, social distancing can hardly be noticed in such locations that can solely draw bigger crowds because the occasion closes in.
Amid this uncertainty and worry, know-how is coming to the rescue to make your Qurbani protected, straightforward, and significant this Eid. Qurbani App – a web-based market to purchase and promote livestock without cost anyplace in Pakistan – has all of your Qurbani wants lined together with sale and buy of sacrificial animals, Itjimai Qurbani, Sadqa, and extra.
The brainchild of Ali Chaudhry – a PhD in Synthetic Intelligence from the UK, together with two different co-founders, Ibrahim Bashir – a Fulbright scholar from the US, and Sibghatullah Baig – an entrepreneurship fanatic from COMSATS, the Qurbani App goals to rework the foundations of Pakistan’s agro-based economic system by way of know-how, ranging from livestock.
“Pakistan has about 100 million livestock, eighth-largest cattle inventory, fourth largest milk production, and a large pool of extremely talented farmers,” says Ali Chaudhry. “The agriculture sector covers about 21% of Pakistan’s GDP and employs about 42.3% of the labor force. These numbers present an exciting opportunity for the technological disruption which the Qurbani App is built to do.”
The app facilitates customers of their hunt for the most effective packages for wholesome, stunning, and inexpensive animals to sacrifice. It permits patrons to browse tens of 1000’s of animals with their value, weight, breed, description, and placement. Sellers can add their animals on the market inside seconds and goal the complete nation as their market.
The Qurbani App additionally caters to the large phase of the inhabitants that depends on Ijtamai Qurbani companies from totally different distributors.
“Usually, people place the orders through local welfare organizations and then wait for the meat to be either delivered home or distributed among the poor, with no updates regarding when and how the animal was slaughtered or meat distributed,” shares Sibghatullah Baig, one of many app’s co-founders.
“According to our research, this is the first time an Ijtami Qurbani vendor is providing real-time updates to its users in the form of notifications, pictures, and videos. This is an extension of our Sadqa service where users who place an order for a goat get hourly updates on their Sadqa’s progress. We are implementing a similar feature for processing Ijtamai Qurbani orders this Eid season,” shares Ibrahim Bashir, a co-founder of the app.
The growing variety of on-line gross sales and variety of the well-known Pakistani livestock breeds introduced the thought of the Qurbani App to life. Apart from facilitating individuals of their Qurbani wants, the platform goals to carry the livestock neighborhood collectively and generate extra worth for all of the stakeholders concerned.
With almost all Qurbani associated companies lined, Qurbani App might be a go-to-place for a lot of customers this Eid. The app has already been on the Prime 5 trending apps on Google Play worldwide and is anticipating thousands and thousands of visits on its net and cell platforms this season.