National Flag makers earning extra as Azadi day approaching fast

With the Azadi day celebrations around the corner, the printing industry in the country has witnessed an upward growth on occasion of 71th Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan and printers were working till late nights to meet the orders.
A report aired by a private news channel said , the printers and businessmen have hired more workers to meet the orders as the demand for stickers and national flags is overwhelming this year.
A worker has expressed his joy on this extraordinary surge in demand for the stuff like Quaid’s portraits, National Flag, stickers with pictures of Minare Pakistan and Islamia College, badges, colored masks etc. Everyone, especially the young are purchasing different items to decorate their homes, bikes, cars and even offices. The additional workforce has already been hired to meet the demand.
Street sellers and footpath add another dimension to this national fervor. They have grabbed this opportunity to make the profits from the material coming out of the printing machines.
New stalls have mushroomed in different areas of the capital city spreading the colors of Green everywhere, said a motorist Imran Javed.
Everyone’s eagerly waiting for the event and one such zealous patriot, Qaiser Kami said.
A Factory owner said, every year, Pakistan is a splash of green and white. An entire industry springs into action weeks before the 14 August, and goes back into dormancy after the day is over. But for the workers at Pakistan’s only flag-based company, VIP Flags, flags are made all year round and provide livelihood to around 100 workers and their families. A Parchamwala claimed that the workers get a 10 per cent raise in their salaries every year.
A young boy Ayan Ali said he came to buy national flags and stickers carrying photos of leaders of Pakistan Movement to celebrate Pakistan Day with national enthusiasm.
“I have purchased 600 stickers and badges carrying national flags and photos of leaders of Pakistan Movement for myself, friends and relatives and will come to August 14 again with my brothers and friends to watch flag hoisting ceremonies,” he added.—APP

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