QUETTA: Eid shopping in the provincial capital of Balochistan has reached on its peak as a large number of people including from the remote area have thronged the markets in final days of Ramzaan.
Following Ramzaan in summer people visits Bazaar and Markeet mostly in evening to avoid heat which could make tough their fasting. A large number of people hailed from remote parts of the province have reached Quetta to complete shopping following Eid festival due on coming Friday or Sunday.
“I have come to Quetta from Nuahski to buy shoes and clothes for my children, but the shopkeepers in Quetta taking benefits of public throng and increased prices which making tough for poor class for their Eid shopping.” Muhammad Sdiqque said.
Quetta’s hand-made shows are famous throughout the country following their long lasting guarantee. Alamdar road and Hazara town are the only markets were hand-made shoes factories and shops attracts citizens.
Muhammad Hadi a trained hand-made shoe maker has been running his shop from past one decade said, we have been making shoes and Chawat local sandals with hand work,
“Shoes being prepared in our factors is of pure stuff of lather, it is more comfortable than other shoes and long lasted.” Hadi saidi and added in Quetta hand-made shoes by Hazara community are famous.
People from middle and lower class are consecutively visiting hand-made shoes markets as it is low in terms of price with other company made shoes.
“We can’t afford branded shoes as it is too much expensive for lower class, therefore we prefer hand-made shoes as we can get them on less price and strong in quality.” Mehdi Hassan a local resident buying hand-made shoes said.
Despite public complaints the district administration is completely unable to preclude shopkeepers looting public following Eid festival.