No one seems to care about the Covid-related SOPs when they’re at the famous Sabzi Mandi
It’s indeed business as usual at Lahore’s biggest fruit and vegetable market — Sabzi Mandi, in vernacular — in Badami Bagh area. As labour and merchants mingle with customers in this wholesale food market, all of whom have clearly turned out in hordes, out go all concerns about the Covid-related SOPs, chiefly the condition of wearing facemasks in public places. Already, the place isn’t known for cleanliness and hygiene conditions — heaps of refuse are easy to come by — and it only gets filthier in the event of a downpour. But the place is still bustling as ever. Its offerings are fresh and ripe. No wonder it continues to attract the best customers from across the city.