islamabad - The falling mercury brought a major change in temperature turning rush at winter clothes sale points.

The temperature at daytime is bearable and people can perform their routine work without any hindrance but the nights are turning cold with every passing day and it is not convenient to go out without warm clothes early in the morning.

Shops displayed new variety of summer season while stalls at Sunday Markets and in main bazaars mostly flooded with secondhand clothes for the people of less income group. Warm clothes, sweaters, mufflers and socks are mostly in demand but a few people are also interested to buy coats, gloves, jackets which are now available at reasonable prices as stall owners have mostly displayed the left over stuff of the last season.

Asad Zahid, a daily wager who was looking for warm clothes at Aabpara Market, said, “I have to leave home after Fajr prayer in search of work and it is quite cold at that time so I am looking for muffler and sweater to keep myself warm.” He said now rates are not very high but as the temperature falls, rates will be increased so it is high time to get good stuff at reasonable rates.

Asma Zafar, an employee of private organisation, said, “I usually buy clothes at the start of the season as the rates are not high and fresh variety started arriving in shops so after some search I can find stuff of my choice at affordable rates.” She further said after one or two more rains when the winter started in full swing, the same clothes will be sold Rs 500 to Rs 1000 expensive for per suit so it is wise to buy them now.

Zubair Shah, a shopkeeper at Melody Market, said, “We try to finish our left over stuff of the last season so that godowns are free for keeping new variety and as this stuff is available at last year rates so customers find it cheaper.” He said they ordered new stuff for winter season which will reach till next week so they want to sell as much old season stuff as possible even at a minor loss. “The profit we earn at new fresh variety will cover our loss. Now our priority is to get rid of old variety as soon as possible,” he added.