Islamabad: Eid shopping has picked up momentum in the city’s main markets as Eidul Fitr is drawing near. However inflation has broken the backbone of the low-income group. The jubilant mood of young girls‚ women and youth is approaching full swing and shopping is gradually gearing up.
Colourful Eid stalls are set up at various points‚ offering different kinds of cosmetics‚ earrings‚ gleaming bangles‚ embroidered clothes‚ jeweller and colourful dresses. The people belonging to all age groups including women and children are seen busy in Eid shopping.
The Eid shopping will continue till the “Chand Raat”. Everyone try to celebrate Eidul Fitr‚ one of the biggest religious festivals celebrated after Ramazan with zeal and fervour and maximum arrangements are made in this regard. Shopkeepers have raised prices but many have displayed “sale” signs to hoodwink customers. Women of all ages have started visiting bazaars and shopping malls after iftar to buy clothes and shoes‚ while bangles’ sale is slowly picking up.
With the rise in number of buyers‚ traffic jam in the towns’ busy market places and intersections‚ particularly in front of shopping centers including Tench Bhatta‚ Peoples Colony‚ Saddar Bazaar‚ Moti Bazaar‚ Raja Bazaar‚ Lalkurti‚ Rehmanabad and Sadiqabad Markets‚ Commercial market and other areas has become a routine. For the traders‚ it is the best time to make money. They are very optimist as the shoppers’ presence is increasing day by day and reaches on its peak on “Chand Raat”.