PESAHWAR Shopping ahead of Eid-ul-Azha festivity has picked up the pace as retailers recorded increased sales in various Bazars of the provincial metropolis despite overcharging by the shopkeepers. The stall-holders selling henna, cosmetics, earrings, glittering bangles and colorful dresses are being established in front of illuminated shopping malls and various corners of city to attract female visitors. All this combined with jubilation among the women and girls is developing day by day as they are thronging different markets and Sasta bazars. Shoppers are roaming the markets, checking out the latest in designs and gift items. Traders, who are waiting for the years biggest shopping time, say sales have peaked at both retail and wholesale also due to the arrival of winter seasons. Girls specially find some moments while buying bangles, garments, gifts, shoes and other accessories despite overcharging by the shopkeepers. Due to the pressing demands of children, most of parents reluctantly visit markets for shopping, as overcharging was on rise. There has been an increase of 30 to 50 percent in prices of all commodities, inflation has increased up to 35 percent and the salaried class is unable to cope with this situation, said Arif Khan a customer at a shop. Eid is a happy moment for us, and despite of fleecing we are in the market to purchase Eid stuff like kids garments, shoes etc, said Habibullah while buying garments. in Saddar Bazar. The shopkeepers have displayed a variety of things, particularly new designs of clothes and shoes. A small number of people have already completed their Eid shopping in Eidul Fitar but due to the arrival of winter season along with Eid-u-Azha people are more interested in fresh stuff of garments. The elder, young or children, all wish to wear new clothes and shoes on this auspicious occasion. The sale of ladies and children garments has hit a record of about 30 percent increase during this season as compared to last years at different shopping centers and markets in twin cities. The owners and staff of the outlets said as compare to last year during Eid-ul-Azha sale of readymade garments recorded some 20 percent increase. This Eidul-Azha noticed increased sale of ladies and children varieties. It is to be noted here that as compare to male large rushed of women customers have been observed in Saddar, University road as well as Khyber Bazar and Qissa Khwani Bazar. The shopkeepers were of the view that as compare to male customers woman customer are difficult to deal due to their rigid stance at the time of price fixing mechanism.