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November 18, 2019

Second-hand clothes require second thought before purchase

Islamabad

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November 18, 2019

Islamabad : Second hand clothes which were considered as the most selling items at the advent of winter season in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have become out of reach for the citizens owing to the increasing prices of each and every commodity and their reduced purchasing power.

A huge rush of people can be seen at the Lunda Bazaars of the twin cities after the rain spell forecast by the weather experts who are buying warm clothes, woollies, caps, socks, jackets and hoodies for their children to save them from chilly weather affects.

The second hand clothes, which we use to buy during every winter season for our children are now being sold on very high prices even in Lunda bazaars. Buying of only few clothes has disturbed my whole month budget, which is a matter of concern for the persons who belonged to the middle class family what to talk about poor ones, Ameen Malik, a buyer at Lunda Bazaar of Rawalpindi said.

Talking to this agency, he said the clothes in Lunda bazaars were once affordable for the people even belonging to the poor class, but now the exorbitant rates of clothes in these bazaars have created a sense of frustration among them.

Beenish Khan, another buyer who bought some woollies from the push cart selling second hand imported clothes said, It is hard to manage buying clothes of my three-children when only one person in the house is earning. She said the sweaters and hoodies which I used to buy for Rs200 to Rs400 at these carts are now being sold on Rs400 and above while the quality is also not satisfactory.

The online shopping websites for the leftovers and imported clothes are also exploiting the customers by charging extra money, she said.

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