City roads de­serted dur­ing Mo­hali com­bat

The Financial Daily - - MARKET SUMMARY -

LA­HORE: The city roads, com­mer­cial cen­tres and mar­kets wore a de­serted look dur­ing the 2nd semi-fi­nal of cricket world cup 2011 be­tween Pak­istan and In­dia in Mo­hali as peo­ple re­mained watch­ing match at TVs en­grossly.

All the gov­ern­ment of­fices, banks, schools and uni­ver­si­ties were closed due to the Half Hol­i­day an­nounce­ment by the gov­ern­ment while pub­lic and po­lit­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties also came to a grind­ing halt as all eyes zoomed in on the cricket match.

The traders of Hall Road and Data Dard­bar Mar­ket al­sodis­tributed cooked food among peo­ple hours be­fore the match while spe­cial prayers also were of­fered dur­ing the Fa­jar, Zuhar and Asar prayers for Pak­istan's vic­tory in the World Cup. The Mall, Jail Road, Canal Road, Davis Road, Mcload Road and Ferozepur Road be­sides were giv­ing de­serted look. All whole­sale mar­kets were re­mained work­ing with very low rate of con­sumers as most of them were busy in look­ing match. Mean­while, a large num­ber of peo­ple also gath­ered at se­lected pub­lic points in city where big pro­jec­tion TVs and LED screens were in­stalled to see live match.

At the Hall road com­mer­cial cen­tres, well-known for big out­lets of elec­tron­ics ap­pli­ances many deal­ers availed the op­por­tu­nity to ex­hibit the pic­ture qual­ity of the big screen tele­vi­sion sets they put on dis­play for mar­ket­ing. -APP

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