PESHAWAR: The printing industry in the city has witnessed an upward growth on the occasion of 70th Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan and printers were working till late night to meet the orders.
Mohalla Jahingi near historic Qisa Khwani Bazaar, a hub of Printing Industry in Peshawar has received overwhelming orders from people, organisations, civil society and educational institutes for printing of posters, national flags, stickers and others materials in connection of I-day celebrations.
As only six days left in I-day celebrations, the printers and businessmen have hired more workers to meet the orders. Adeel Khan, a printer from Qisakhwani Bazaar that people’s demand for stickers, badges and national flags were overwhelming this year.
He said decorative items were in high demand these days including national flags, multi-coloured garlands, badges, ‘minar-e-pakistan and islamia college models, coloured masks and portraits of the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and national heroes.
He said most enthusiastic were the youth and children who were busy in collecting stickers, badges and also beautifying their bicycles, bikes, cars and houses with national flags and special stickers inscribed with messages of independence day. The printers, he said, have hired additional work force to meet the orders. The business activities remain continued in Mohallah Jahangi till late night. Special colourful masks were also prepared for children besides stickers and badges. I-Day preparations were reaching its peak in KP and FATA where overwhelming enthusiasm was being witnessed to celebrate the historic day in a most befitting manner.
Special stalls were setup in Qissa Khawani bazaar, Ghantaghar, Khyber bazaar, chowk Fuwara and other markets where people were purchasing national flags, buntings, stickers and other items of decoration to express their love with the motherland.
Ehteshan Qaiser, a youth of Pabbi Nowshera told APP that he came here to buy national flags and stickers carrying photos of leaders of Pakistan Movement to celebrate Pakistan Day with national enthusiasm.
“I have purchased 500 stickers and badges carrying national flags and photos of leaders of Pakistan Movement for myself, friends, relatives and will come again on August 14 with my brothers and friends to watch flag hoisting ceremonies here,” he said.
He said Pakistan was created after a lot of sacrifices by our forefathers and we need to work hard in our respective fields with honesty and dedications to make it developed and stronger.“We should think what we can do for our country which had given us everything and we need to work untiringly for its progress and development”. The vendors on roadsides were also attracting huge public response ahead of the I-day and earning two times high as compared to last year. The political, educational, social and literary organisations have also planned various programmes in connection with the day.The organisers were giving final touches to the programmes while schools have planned declamation contests and tableaus to celebrate the day.