PV Desk : People from all walks of life are rushing towards shopping centres in the port city to buy clothes and other stuff as Eid-ul-Fitr is approaching fast.
Shop owners told that sale was showing an upward trend over the last couple of days as people especially, private and public service holders, have already received their salaries and Eid bonuses.
Appreciating the government steps for creating favourable trade atmosphere during Ramadan, businessmen, market association leaders and shoppers said they are doing good business in a safe and secured environment.
Deployment of law enforcers at different strategic points and market places has created a foolproof security arrangement for businessmen as well as shoppers, said traders at different shopping malls.
“We are doing good business this year as people seem to be relieved from sense of insecurity. Even as a businessman, I have not faced any untoward situation during the holy month of Ramadan, said Abul Kashem, President of General Metropolitan Shop Owners’ Association.
He said people with their family members are now coming for shopping even at midnight as the law and order situation has improved remarkably.
Shop owners said local products particularly three-pieces for girls, shoes, sarees with embroidery and stone work, panjabis, shirts and trousers produced by different local fashion houses are the main centre of attraction to the customers.
According to importers and wholesalers, sarees and cosmetics from India are still dominating the country’s Eid market while shoes, trousers, toys, readymade garments and electronic items from China, Taiwan and Thailand have occupied a good place in the market.