Demand for caps, sunglasses on rise

ISLAMABAD: With the advent of summer, demand for caps, sunglasses, and umbrellas has gone up in the twin cities.People of all age groups have been visiting shops in search of fancy caps to save them from the scorching sun. “The ever-changing fashion trends brings youngsters at shops looking for fancy caps to beat the heat, which also gives them a cool look in this intense hot weather,” said Asim Imran, a salesperson at a shop in Jinnah Super Market. Yasir Bashir, another cap seller at Commercial Market, said that the buyers mostly ask for pure cotton material as the nylon caps or caps made of other synthetic material give off a bad odour and also result in hair loss.Brisk sale is also being witnessed by the shopkeepers selling sunglasses. People in large numbers throng these shops for glasses to protect themselves from sun-rays. Asif Ali, a sunglasses seller at Melody while talking to the media personnel, said that he is earning a handsome amount these days due to severe weather conditions, and said that a large number of bike users are purchasing glasses and caps. Another sunglasses shopkeeper at Super Market said that every summer, “we witness a steep rise in our sunglasses sale”. However this summer, sale of the sunglasses has increased tremendously as compared to last year. Tahir Waqas, a student, said that he always uses sunglasses while driving motorcycle to protect himself against wind and dust.However, the ophthalmists warn consumers against using sub-standard sun glasses just to save money, as it could be harmful for their eyes. “Using poor quality sunglasses can cause eye irritation, tearing in eyes due to the difference in lens transparency, visual distortion, headache and blurred vision etc,” an eye specialist and consultant at Alshifa Ali said.He advised the people to keep themselves away from heat wave, and use sunglasses, and caps to avoid the impact of the on-going hot season. He warned that the recent spell of heat wave could cause meningitis, especially in kids. UAE Red Crescent distributes clothes among children: The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA), with the cooperation of the UAE Embassy, has distributed clothes to 1,500 underprivileged children of Al Salam Charitable School and its three branches in Rawalpindi.UAERCA international aid Deputy Secretary General Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi said that the distribution of the clothes is part of the third phase of the implementation of the campaign launched by the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to provide clothes for 1 million children around the world.He emphasised that the office of the UAERCA in Islamabad continues to distribute thousands of clothes to underprivileged children in Pakistan, especially orphans, and people with disabilities. On his part, the Al Salam Charitable School director expressed his thanks and gratitude to UAE for sponsoring underprivileged children. He expressed his deep appreciation for the efforts of the UAERCA team, which continues to distribute clothes to children in different parts of Pakistan.

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