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Heavy load shedding impacts tailoring business

RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: Like other parts of the country, the prevailing load shedding have badly impacted the business of tailoring and majority the tailors have refused to take orders for the upcoming Eidul Fitr.Those, who can afford have the option to go for ready-made clothes but others are bound to depend on the busy schedules of the tailors who delay their orders and demand for double charges. “Wearing new clothes and other accessories is a source of happiness for every one on Eid but the load shedding is going to spoil this happiness,” Shabana said. Another customer, Aslam said, “I gave clothes of my children to the nearest tailor for stitching on the 10th day of Ramazan and hardly was able to convince him for stitching the clothes before Eid. “I am still in doubt whether the tailor would be able to manage the stitching of the clothes or I would have to go for ready-made clothes of my children at the last hour,” he said.Asif, who runs a tailor shop in the Peoples Colony said that the tailors have stopped booking new orders since the first week of Ramazan due to the load shedding. He said that the majority of the tailors are not able use generators as the expected profit they could earn is not matchable with their expenses. It has been observed that the tailors are demanding double to the fixed charges for stitching the clothes and the people are willing to pay any amount for the stitching of their suits. On the other hand, the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Tuesday said the electricity would be shutdown at places of the twin cities due to the shifting of the electricity lines for the mega metro bus project.According to a press release issued, on the 16th, the electricity would be closed from 5am to 8am at places linked with Taimoor Shahid Grid Station. Those places include PHA, New Marve, Jinnah Avenue, and Jinnah Super Feeders.On the 16th, 17th, and 18th from 6am to 9am, electricity would be closed at places linked with Satellite Town Grid Station. Those places include Faizabad, from Noor Muhammad Feeders to Raja Town, Khana Road, Noora Road, Al-Noor Colony, Dhok Babu Irfan, Gulshan Dadan, and at other adjoining areas.On the 17th and 21st from 9am to 12am, electricity would be closed at places linked with the Sector I8 Grid Station. Those places include Faizabad Housing Society, Service Road, and Muslim Town Feeders. On the 17th from 9am to 11am, electricity would be closed at places including Khudadad Heights, and Sector I11 Feeders. On the 16th from 6am to 9am, electricity would be closed at places linked with the 132KV Grid Station, Kamalabad. Those places include Quaid-i-Azam Colony, Girja, Dhamial, and Jhawara Feeders. However, the electricity would be supplied earlier if the work gets completed before time, the sources said. 

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