The customers, especially the residents of Clifton and Defence Housing Authority (DHA), are failing to digest that Clifton’s Agha’s Supermarket has been shut down permanently. “
At the time, there was another popular supermarket in Clifton called ‘Cash n’ Carry’ that was right across Agha’s Supermarket, where you have the Delawalla Centre and toy shops now. But slowly their regular customers, too, started getting drawn to Agha’s.
And then one day, they went out of business and Agha’s was all that there was here,” said an old customer of Agha’s, who was finding it hard to swallow fact that now Agha’s, too, had decided to close. “
I was a little girl when we used to live in Clifton Estates, apartment building near Agha’s. From our balcony, we could see supermarket’s entrance. My mother would send me there with money to buy this or that, which she needed in her kitchen.
And she would keep an eye on me from our balcony. Often I would get whatever she wanted while also buying some little treat for myself such as candy or chocolate from there,” says another regular customer. “
I was only nine or 10 at time and my mother didn’t want me to cross main road to get to Cash n’ Carry. Then we shifted to DHA. The vacant plot in front of our apartment balcony that allowed us a view of Agha’s had a building come up there. But we still came to Agha’s for all our shopping needs.”
“We used to get great service here. I particularly remember the two brothers at the counters. They were always so pleasant. Then one day my mother showed me a popular English weekly magazine in which brothers had modelled for a popular clothing brand.