Karachi’s main markets witness pre-Eid rush

KARACHI: People engaged in Eid Shopping at Tariq road market. INP PHOTO by Qasier Khan

As Eidul Fitr is approaching, a great deal of shoppers was witnessed in Karachi’s main shopping centres till Sehri.

“With a few days left for Eidul Fitr, the people seemed to be on a shopping spree,” an eye witnesses remarked.

The improved law and order in the metropolis, in the wake of the ongoing Karachi operation, also contributed towards the confidence of the shoppers as well as those of the traders who kept their shops opened till small hours of Saturday.

The traders also seemed happy owing to the hustle bustle in the markets and the rush of the shoppers, the majority of whom consisted of women and children. The shoppers were inclined for buying new clothes, jewellery and shoes etc.

A traffic jam was also witnessed in old city areas, including Liquatabad, Teen Hati, Karimabad and Tariq Road where a number of major shopping centres are located.

Similarly, a rush of shoppers was also seen at North Nazimabad, Clifton, Defence, Saddar and Zainab Market among other areas.

The law enforcement agencies have made adequate security arrangements for the occasion which has given a boost to the economic activities in the metropolis.