ISLAMABAD: As Eid-ul-Azha is approaching fast, shopping is getting momentum in various markets of the twin-cities of Islamabad and
Rawalpindi and shopkeepers have set up stalls in various markets including Super Market, Jinnah Supper, Aabpara, Karachi Company, Commercial, Raja Bazar and Saddar.
The residents have started visiting these markets and shopping malls to buy Eid dresses, shoes and cosmetics and etc.
Most of shopping malls in the twin cities have beautifully decorated and some even offering various gifts to attract the customers.
Farhan Ullah, a shopper at Aabpara market said that shopkeeper demanding high prices due to that people are waiting for the last few days.
“This time there is an obvious decrease in the number of customers and
majority of the people prefer to buy cheap garments,” said the owner of gift shop in commercial market.
Kashif Abbasi, a shopkeeper at F-10 Markaz said that a number of people visiting markets this time, but, “we expect that it get momentum in the last few days”.
Another shopkeeper said that most of the buyers nowadays just entered
his shop, ask about prices and then returned empty handed. The customers who are demanding quality products have to pay more for it, he said.
These days, people are taking interest in buying sacrificial animals
only, he added.
Shopkeepers have started overcharging the consumers on variety of
garments, artificial jewellery, cosmetics, handbags, shoes and colorful dresses.