ISLAMABAD - With the start of sacred month of Zil-Haj, rush in markets for Eid shopping has also surged as children and women throng garments shoes, jewelry etc. shops to complete their preparations for the festival.
Children over joyed to see sacrificial animals at home, also wants to look unique on Eid and visiting market with their parents to select trendy dresses and new shoes.
Majority of shops also offered sale on dresses and jewelry of different designers to attract girls and women in large number. These exhibitions featured a variety of exclusive jewelry and fabric collection including readymade dresses, kids wear which attracts a large number of females and fashion lovers through its vibrant colours and designs.
"Usually, embroidered fabrics, casual and formal trendy wear are displayed in these exhibitions, with variety of kids wear including local and imported garments", said Seemab a teenager girl while shopping at Jinnah Super marker.
Ali Asfar, a ten year old boy who came to market with his father to buy shoes said, "I want shoes with a quite new design which is never seen by any of my friend".
Azam Shah, a cellular company employee who came to buy clothes for his children said due to monsoon rains temperature is fluctuating and mercury is dropping gradually so our priority is to buy the stuff which is trendy but also can be used during next season.
Besides clothes and shoes, household women also looked busy in shopping of groceries for cooking delicious food to celebrate festival of Eid.
Cooking books, especially meat recipe books and cooking utensils are also in high demand now a days as women want to cook delicious dishes for their families and guests to introduce them with different tastes on this Eid.
"Our grand father always ask not to store the meat of sacrificial animals because Eid is a festivity for people to sit together and have good time with each other so we always arrange big feasts on this Eid", said Hina a house wife.
Eid package for quake victims:
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the Punjab government will give special Eid package to the earthquake affectees of Awaran.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the chief minister also praised the devotion to duty of the pilots of the Punjab government’s helicopter doing earthquake relief duty in Awaran and announced one month’s salary for them as honorarium. He asked the pilots to continue perform their duty during Eid days as well.
At least 328 people were killed and over 500 others injured in a 7.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province.
Awaran district of the province, the epicenter of the earthquake, was the worst- hit area where 260 people were killed, over 300 injured and hundreds of houses leveled to ground.