Sale of tra­di­tional If­tar items go high

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

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

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