Islamabad - As Eid-ul-Azha approaching fast, the residents of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad throng shopping malls and other business centers. The Eid shopping has finally gained momentum here at almost all the major markets and bazaars of the cities. People are seen rushing to buy dresses, household items ,everyone is busy in buying clothes, footwear, cosmetics, henna, bangles and other items .

Big crowds of girls were witnessed of purchasing bangles and henna stalls in various areas of city. Shopkeepers have decorated their shops with colourful lights to attract customers.

The shopping frenzy is expected to reach its peak during the next few

days, every age group visiting various markets and shopping malls including Commercial Market, Peoples Colony, Saddar Bazaar, Moti Bazaar and Raja Bazaar. Taking advantage of the shopping rush, shopkeepers have also started to fleece shoppers with both hands.

Some of the shoppers told this agency that only the rich people could afford to buy items of their choice. Amna, a visitor to the Commercial Market, said buying bangles and henna was always one of the greatest Eid thrills. “Like every year, I’ll spending almost the whole night with my friends, visiting markets and buying bangles and other accessories,” she added. She complained shopkeepers were exploiting the Eid shopping frenzy and were overcharge customers. A shopkeeper at Raja Bazaar said a good number of shoppers were thronging markets and that he was having a good business.