Eid shopping gains momentum

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As the Eidul Azha around the corner, the shopping has gained momentum in the provincial capital like elsewhere in the country.

A rush of people especially women and children is being observed at different stalls selling various items including bangles, mehndi-stall, beauty saloons, artificial jewellery and cosmetics in the markets and Eid bazaars. Police personnel have been deputed at markets and bazaars to ensure foolproof security of shoppers.

Most of the markets have been decorated with col-ourful lights. Lahorites were seen at major cattle markets including Shahpur Kanjaran, Saggian, and others sale points to purchase of sacrificial animals. Om the other hand high prices of sacrificial animals have shown a declining trend in sale and purchase of these animals as buyers termed the prices too high. Sellers and buyers are justifying their point of view on the prices of animals.

With prevalent avarice in society, Eidul Azha, a festival of great spiritual importance teaching giving sacrifice has turned into an event of commercial activity. Skyrocketing prices of sacrificial animals have gone beyond the reach of a common man whereas the sellers are linking the price with other output costs such as transportation, fodder and, etc.

The increased prices of the animals will add to the financial burden of salaried and low income groups and probably most of them would not be able to perform the religious ritual. Citizens, however, de-manded the district administration should introduce a system of price control of sacrificial animals as it is providing space and various other facilities to the sellers.

With prevalent avarice in society, Eidul Azha, a festival of great spiritual importance teaching giving sacrifice has turned into an event of commercial activity. Skyrocketing prices of sacrificial animals have gone beyond the reach of a common man whereas the sellers are linking the price with other output costs such as transportation, fodder and, etc.

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