As the third Ashra of Ramzan started, the markets of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad flooded with crowd specially women were busy in buying matching sandals, cloths and jewellery.
Especially after Iftari, children and women were more enthusiastic in choosing new and unique design clothes to wear on the occasion of Eid. City Traffic Police has made special arrangements to avert congestion in busy markets and people may not violate the traffic rules.
Markets have been decorated with beautiful coloured lights to attract the customers.
A resident of Islamabad Inaamullah said, ‘The buyers, mostly middle class were found moving from shop to shop asking prices of goods. Buyers in large numbers, mostly women and children, were throng to the different markets after the Iftar, he said’.
A shopkeeper Farhan Saif said, ‘Visitors with good salary were approaching different big shopping centres while the low-income class people were also seen purchasing their desired items from the stalls established on footpaths in the city’. The shops were displaying with intricate designs of jewellery to attract the female customers.
A buyer Anum Ahmed said, ‘The shopkeepers are happy due to frequent sale of their items’.