Eid-ul-Fitr preparations; shopping in full swing


As few days left for Eid-ul-Fitr, shopping has gained momentum in Rawalpindi as great rush of people is being witnessed in all markets and bazaars of the town.

A great rush is being witnessed in almost all shopping malls and bazaars including Bank Road, Adam Jee Road, Chota Bazaar, Commercial Market, Tench Bhatta, People’s Colony, Lal Kurti, Saddar Bazaar, Moti Bazaar, Raja Bazaar, Buni Market, Sadiqabad, Rehmanabad and other markets of the city.

A large number of women and children are thronging to markets and commercial plazas to purchase clothes, footwear, cosmetics, henna, bangles and other items. The shopkeepers have decorated their shops with colourful lights to attract customers. The shopping frenzy is expected to reach its peak on Saturday and Sunday.

Special eid stalls of cosmetic, mehndi and bangles, most demanded items of Eid-ul-Fitr, are nowadays being witnessed everywhere particularly in busy markets and bazaars of the city.

As the festival of Eid comes closer, the stalls of beautifully designed colorful bangles, jewellery and mehndi in the markets of the city have been set up which are attracting the female customers.

Bangles (Kangan and Choriyaan), mehndi tattoos and jewelry/ornaments, all these things are extensively imperative items for women especially on Eid-ul-Fitr that marks the end of Ramadan.

The young girls are very much interested in buying matching bangles with the colours of their Eid dresses, while many of them are rushing towards mehndi stalls to embellish their hands before the arrival of the religious festival, Eid-ul-Fitr.

With the start of the third Ashra of Ramazan, Eid shopping had gained momentum and the citizens were thronging bazaars and malls. Women and children are enjoying the signature hustle and bustle of the Eid the most as they are seen in larger proportion at stalls, shops, malls and markets.

Eid-related items are up for sale at stalls that have been sprung up throughout the markets in all market of Rawalpindi. Police have been deployed to ensure security in various busy shopping centres, an official said.

He said that law enforcers were also deployed in plain clothes at various sensitive areas and close circuit cameras were also installed at different busy bazaars and public places to check the suspects. Meanwhile, despite tall claims by authorities concerned, encroachers are still