Tai­lors mint­ing money ahead of Eid

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

ISLAMABAD—Tai­lors are seen busy in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, as it is time to make money ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

As prepa­ra­tions for fes­ti­val of Eidul Fitr gain momentum, the tai­lors have in­creased their charges to earn more in the name of emer­gency book­ing. Tai­lors are work­ing round-the­clock to com­plete the or­ders and re­ceive new or­ders in the re­main­ing days, said Farhan Khan, a res­i­dent of G-7.

Fazal Khan an­other res­i­dent said that ev­ery per­son pre­pares new dress for Eidul Fitr, adding that tai­lors are seen busy like bees in mar­kets; streets and even some are busy at their homes.

Some tai­lors put up ban­ners say­ing that ‘book­ing is closed’ to de­mand ex­tra and higer rates for book­ing.

The cos­tumers have com­plained that tai­lors use tricks to earn more in the name of rush and emer­gency book­ing as the rates of stitch­ing are al­ready so high and now with Eid just 10 days away tai­lors are ask­ing around Rs 700 to Rs 1,000 for stitch­ing of male suit.

Peo­ple have to com­pro­mise with these high prices out of com­pul­sion be­cause they have to cel­e­brate Eid with their fam­ily mem­bers at any cost.

Ra­mazan is the peak sea­son for tai­lors as al­most all peo­ple wear new clothes on Eidul Fitr.

“In this month, we book max­i­mum or­ders and start work­ing round-the­clock to earn a hand­some amount and save some money for the rest of the year,” said Fa­heemul­lah a tai­lor at G7/3 Markaz. With so much work at hand, the tai­lors are be­lieved to work for many hours with­out hav­ing any break and some of them usu­ally work these days un­til Sehri.—APP

Vehicles on the way dur­ing light show­ers in Fed­eral Cap­i­tal.—APP

Ladies buy­ing ar­ti­fi­cial jew­ellery from a shop in prepa­ra­tion of Eid-ul-Fi­tar.

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