Sale of traditional Iftar items go high
RAWALPINDI—A great rush of customers is being witnessed at special stalls set up in every nook and corner of the city for sale of Iftar items.
Traditional Iftar snacks like variety of Samosas, Pakoras, Kachories, Dhai Bhalay, Channa Chaat, Jaleebi, Rolls are selling like hot cakes during Ramzan shopping.
Muhammad Rizawan, a shopper at commercial market, said he and his family wait for the holy month to enjoy fasting and its delicacies in the form of spicy and crispy delights.
He admitted that doctors strictly refrain the faithful to avoid oily and highprotein items, suggesting to keep their diet simple especially at the time of iftar. But, I can not desist after around 17 hours break, he said. Chaudhry Naveed, a shopkeeper at Kartarpura food street, said this year number of customers were more than his expectation due to our name and specialty of preparing quality fried items including Kachories, Pakoras, Samosas and Rolls.
Declaring the holy month of Ramzan their season, he told APP that they earn a sufficient amount in 30 days, which is an important factor of maintaining a good average throughout the year.
District Health Officer Dr Javed Iqbal Chaudhry advised the faithful to avoid spicy, oily and high-fat food at Iftar to avoid stomach ache and intestine disorder. He suggested to use dates, fresh juices, fruit and simple diet to avoid complications in Ramazan.—APP