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As Eid approaches, shops selling costume jewelry, shoes, ready-made clothes and bangles prove especially popular. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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Salesmen serve customers at Haidery Bazaar in Karachi, a popular destination for Eid shoppers. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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Women shop for shoes from a trader at Karachi’s Haidery market. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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A woman shops for a new suite at the Eid Souk taking place near FTC Karachi. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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Furniture shopper at the Eid Souk near FTC Karachi. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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A rush of buyers at a shoe shop in Tariq Road, location of one of the hundreds of popular shopping centers in Karachi. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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A family visits a shoe shop in Tariq Road, Karachi, to buy sandals for the kids. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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Outdoor vendors in Karachi’s famous Bohri Bazaar attract buyers with footwear dislplays. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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Police block traffic from the road outside Zainab Market in Saddar, Karachi, which turns into an extension of the shopping center during the last days of Ramadan. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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A shoe seller in Liaquatabad Super Market. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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Haidery market, which like many popular bazaars attract large crowds of Eid shoppers. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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A salesman in Haidery market displaying his best faux gold bangles to shoppers. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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Customers visit a shop at Gizri Bazaar in Karachi to buy the famous Peshawari Chappal, footwear originally made in Charsada city, Khyber Pakhunkhwa. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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A girl buys bangles from a shop in Tariq Road. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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A bags shop Bohri Bazaar in Karachi (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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Costumers shop for clothes for their child at Bohri Bazaar in Karachi. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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Women buy ready-made suits for the men of the family at Kareem Center in downtown Saddar, Karachi. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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A shoe shop in Saddar’s Cooperative Market bustling with Eid shoppers. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
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A salesman at a kurta shop in popular market in downtown Saddar, Karachi, helps a family find a shirt for a child. (AN Photo by M.F.Sabir)
Updated 13 June 2018

Eid shoppers turn busy Karachi street into marketplace

Eid shoppers turn busy Karachi street into marketplace

KARACHI: Normally a busy thoroughfare in the seaside city of Karachi, Abdullah Haroon Road, which runs through downtown Saddar, is closed to traffic as thousands flock to Zainab market for Eid shopping. As Eid Al Fitr inches closer, this and many other shopping centers in Karachi are open almost around the clock, closing for just a few hours before evening prayers. According to Atiq Mir, chairman of trade association All Karachi Tajir Ittehad, businesses in the city, which is the commercial capital of Pakistan, expect sales of about Rs100 billion in the days before Eid. Whatever, you need for a joyous holiday, there is a trader who can sell it to you, with jewelry, shoes, ready-made clothes and bangles proving especially popular.