Islamabad—blacksmiths and knife sharpeners remained quite busy in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Butchers were attracting a number of customers due to their decorated handles and sharp edged instruments. Special machines have been installed at various shops to sharpen knives, axes, meat cutters and meat cleavers along with selling barbeque instruments.
The sale of butchers appliances including knives cutters and standard blades and oven has recorded increase ahead of Eidul Azha as those businessmen who were selling other items in different bazaars have also set up their stalls and sharpening machines to take advantage of the occasion.
Ordinary shopkeepers as well as professional blacksmiths belonging to far-flung areas and suburbs have rushed to sell these tools in different areas of G-13, I-10 Markaz, Aabpara, Melody, Bhara Kahu and Rawat localities.
Haroon Raza, a blacksmith in Aabpara who was hammering on a burnt iron sheet to make a sharp knife said, “We have got a contract to deliver 10 iron sheets and 20 different kinds of knife from a butcher house at Bhara Kahu ahead of Eid. “Before Eidul Azha, we have a very busy and hectic schedule whereas we have less work during rest of the year,” he added.