LAHORE: The tailors have taken a sigh of relief after completing the orders of dresses amidst massive load shedding during the entire month of Ramazan.
The tailors remained constantly busy in stitching clothes till late night during the holy month of Ramzan and especially on Chand Raat as customers also waited in their shops for receiving their dresses.
However, a minor quarrel was observed between citizens and tailors due to orders not delivered on time. While tailors claimed that the main reason was unscheduled load shedding in the city. Ali Imran, a tailor said that, they have had much more fights with citizens due to massive load shedding, however after day and night’s hard work they were successful to complete work on time. He appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to provide stalls at the Sasta Ramzan Bazaar next year and on the occasion of the upcoming Eidul Azha. He said that the government has fixed taxes on tailors’ shops so they must provide the stitching industry and to tailors electricity at a cheap rate.
Another tailor, Muhammad Asif at Ichhra Bazaar said that due to the unscheduled load shedding they were compelled to work for 20 hours in the shop and took rest around four hours. He said to have paid high wages to employees despite low income. He said despite this entire situation their moral did not down.
A domestic lady tailor told Daily Times that she had to bear a big loss compared to last year because the load shedding has been a risk for citizens and especially for business during Ramazan since this season was peak time for business. She did not take much more stitching orders due to load shedding and she added that old is gold doing work with hand run sewing machines for stitching cloths and gave dresses to costumers on time.
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