ISLAMABAD: Sale of sweets and cakes rose markedly during Eidul Fitr in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi in line with the tradition of bringing sweets or cakes during visit to relatives on Meethi Eid (Sweet Eid).
Talking to APP, Saleem Bengali, a sweet vendor in Sector F-10 Markaz, said that he has had big sale this year as people bought sweets on Eidul Fitr.
He said that the majority of the people preffered to buy mix-sweets including Rasgulla, Cham, Gulab Jamun, Jalebi, Balushahi, Imarti, Kalakand, Sohan Halwa, Laddu, Burfi etc.
Bengali said it seems people’s financial position is far better than previous year and the credit goes to the present government for ensuring economic stability and progress in the country.
Muhammad Suleman, a manager in a local baker’s chain, said that they had prepared a huge variety of cakes like dry, nuts,butter, fresh cream, ice cream and moos cream cakes in plenty in advance to meet the requirement of customers during Eid days.
He said generally sale of cakes increased on special occasions like Eidul Fitr in towns and cities.
He said that people prefered to buy cakes of their choice instead of sweets as it has become an somewhat old-fashioned now-a-days.
Suleman said that Isloiites and Pinditees have now become familiar with the taste of Arabian sweets. This led to an unusual increase sale of Arabian sweets on this Eid, he added.
Nitasha Baloch, a customer who placed an order of a dozen cakes at a baker located at Jinnah Avenue Blue Area, said that she would bring these cakes to her dear and near ones while visiting them to exchange Eid greetings.