Tai­lors ma­noeu­vring sit­u­a­tion ahead of Eid

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

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.

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