How sales be like in Pakistan, a stigma or an illusion?

Nayab Khan 01:41 PM | 6 Feb, 2017
How sales be like in Pakistan, a stigma or an illusion?

Wait! Is this a shot of an Open Kitchen for POOR? No, here's the battle continues as women fight to avail 50% discount on a clothing brand. Is that the way Pakistan heading to? Are we really able to call ourselves an Ethical Nation? Perhaps, Not!

From past years, the sales trend has been exceptionally encouraged and brands are more comfortable in earning revenue on both sales and retail. Actually, people are more obsessed to designer wear in so-called developing country. The reason is, purchasing power among people have increased and they don’t think twice while buying Joras just for the sake of being called wearing a 'Designer Wear'.

I remember when I was in my early teens, my mother used to buy clothes for me from any random clothing retail. We were living the same happy lifestyle, enough travelling, we used to go to eateries every week for a family get together. No one used to ask me or my mother that from where I got this dress bought and stitched. But the question is WHY NOW?

Are we busy enough to wait for a stitching process? Or we are still in a DESIGNER COMPLEX? Or what?

Why such furious and misbehaving attitudes on sales? Have we got short of clothes?

This question stimulates in my mind and every time I fail to find out the real reason behind this all drama. However, what I can feel is when you have more money, more freedom and extended social circle, so you'll be found in such sales which happen every now and then in Pakistan. Such gestures on SALES are clearly delivering the worst image of Pakistan as an unethical nation.

Where Actually We Are Heading To?

 Clothes worth 5k could be your charm for a 1 season, however, spending that 5k on an education of street child could be a lifetime reward for both your country and for that child.

The best thing I always notice typically on a FLAT 50% sale that stitched tunic's worth before sale was 4k and after flat rate, it drops down to 2k which means the brands never compromise on the 'REVENUE' they earn even in the sales period. So you are paying them BEYOND EXTRA BUCKS!

This time we just have to be little conscious about where we are spending our hard earned incomes. We need to make sure that if our income source is capable enough to bear such extravagance on clothes. It doesn’t mean that not to shop until you drop, but make sure you have to spend logically, sensibly and save some for a RAINY DAY.

Moreover, Pakistanis are the best nation when it comes to charitable moments, donating for causes and much other. It’s a time, to value our money because only that person who earns knows the grace of blood earned income.

Nayab Khan

Nayab Khan is an enthusiastic blogger and content crafter who also operates her own blog. She believes in “innovation." She tweets at @nayabjahanzeb


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs204,100 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220


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