Tailors manoeuvring situation ahead of Eid
LAHORE—As the Eid-ul-Fitr draws nearer, the tailors in provincial metropolis have closed late booking of stitching clothes on the pretext that they already have a rush of advance bookings.
After verbal refusal for not accepting more cloth for stitching, tailors of the city have placed boards of ‘No More Booking’, leaving no option for belated customers except buying readymade suits. A senior citizen Muhammad Rasheed told APP that the holy month of Ramzan is fast heading towards the festivity of Eid-ul-Fitr and tailors, manoeuvring the situation, have stopped booking more orders.
The tailors have also raised charges from Rs 800 to Rs 1,000 per suit for urgent deliveries, he complained.
“There is no mechanism to monitor rates and charges which are forced by tailors on their own,” he said.
Sabahat Naureen, a house wife, said that she could not book her stitching in time and was excused to accept for overburdened orders. She said that on offering extra money, however she was accomodated. “These are tactics of tailors to charge extra money from people,” she added.
Sumera Yasmin, a Ganga Ram Hospital worker said it has become just impossible for the white collared to arrange new clothes for their children due to ever increasing rates. Khalid Anwar, a tailor at Icchra Market while sharing his views said 45 to 50 customers daily visited his shop.
He said that the wedding season is also going to start with the Eid and they were already occupied with orders so it was not possible to take further, which they could not deliver on time.