High prices and low purchasing power keep people away from buying readymade garments and shoes.
The shopkeepers are selling even low quality garments for children at starting price of Rs500 whereas the minimum price for adults’ garments starts is about Rs1,300.
Malik Imran, a government servant while talking to ‘The News’, said that rates of garments, shoes, and other items are so high this time that it has become difficult for low paid employees to buy them. He said, “My monthly income is only Rs8,000 and within this limited amount it’s very difficult for me to bear the expenses of my five family members. In this situation how could I buy new garments and shoes for my children and other family members,” he added.
Tahir Ali, a teacher, said, “I have purchased cloth for my children at Rs1,800. Now my wife will stitch their clothes, as I am not in a position to pay Rs300 to a tailor for stitching.” He said that middle and lower middle class in not in a position to celebrate Eidul Fitr in a befitting manner and to buy new clothes and other items because of the high inflation.