ISLAMABAD – Following the celebrations of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the sale of decorative items is rising in the twin cities for decorating the buildings, homes mosques and streets.

The preparations to mark Eid Milad-un-Nabi are in full swing as people of the twin cities are busy in illuminating the streets and buildings with colourful buntings, banners and fancy lights. The vendors have set up colourful stalls with unique collection of badges, stickers, buntings, flags and banners inscribed with the slogans of paying respect and reverence to the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in different corners of the cities.

Nasir, a stallholder in Abpara Market said, “such occasions give us an opportunity to earn handsome amount through selling flags, buntings, badges and stickers”. “The demand of decorative ornaments increases before this important occasion as youngsters and especially children gathered at the colourful stalls and buy these items”, he said.

Yasir Ali, a student said “I along with my friends have collected the funds from the neighbours to decorate the whole street with lighting bulbs and other decorative things”.

He said “every year we decorate our street and adjoining areas for marking the upcoming most sacred occasion of birth of Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH)”.

Most of the children are seen buzzing with excitement, adorning their houses with colourful flags and decorations and preparing special dresses for the grand event.