CHATTOGRAM, June 14, 2018 : People from all walks of life are rushing
towards shopping malls even at footpaths in the port city to buy clothes and
other stuff before for Eid-ul-Fitr.
Shop owners told the that sales showing peak trend over the last
couple of days as people especially, private and public service holders have
already received their salaries and Eid bonuses.
All markets in the city and its adjacent districts were seen busy with
selling their commodities as customers were moving one shopping centre to
another from morning to midnight with much enthusiasm.
While visiting different modern shopping centers and footpaths in the
port city today, it was found that salesmen of different markets, footpaths,
makeshift sales centers were bustling with shoppers.
Appreciating the government steps for creating favorable trade
atmosphere during Ramadan, businessmen, market association leaders and
shoppers said they are doing good business in a safe and secured environment.
Deployment of law enforcers at different strategic points and market places
has created a foolproof security for businessmen as well as shoppers, said
traders at different shopping malls.
“We are doing good business this year as people seem to be relieved from
sense of insecurity. Even as a businessman, I have not faced any untoward
situation during the holy month of Ramadan, said Abul Kashem, President of
General Metropolitan Shop Owners’ Association.
He said people with their family members are now coming for shopping
even at midnight as the law and order situation has improved remarkably.
“We are passing a busy time for selling all kinds of clothes,
especially cotton “Panjabi” and “shalwar”, said Jashim Uddin, a manager
Mainuddin and Brothers of New Market.
Shop owners said local products particularly three-pieces for girls,
shoes, sarees with embroidery and stone work, panjabis, shirts and trousers
produced by different local fashion houses are the main attraction to the
According to importers and wholesalers, sarees and cosmetics from India are
still dominating the country’s Eid market while shoes, trousers, toys,
readymade garments and electronic items from China, Taiwan and Thailand have
occupied a good place in the market.
While talking to, most of the shop owners in Shopping Complex, New
Market, Amin Centre, Mimi Super Market, Reazuddin Bazar, Central Plaza, Oscan
City Shopping Complex, Moti Tower, Lucky Plaza, Singapore Market and Zahur
Hawkers Market in the city said they were happy so far with the sale of their
“We really feel comfort and enjoy the pleasure to be part of Eid shopping
spree as miscreants seem to be driven out of the city”, Parvin Akter, a
shopper at Reazuddin Bazar, said.
Earlier, Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) said they took area-wise
security measures deploying additional forces while over 3,500 law enforcers
will guard the port city during the Eid vacation.