ISLAMABAD (APP) - As the Eid-ul-Fitr draws nearer, the tailors in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have closed late booking of stitching clothes on the pretext that they already have a rush of advance bookings. The cost now ranges from Rs 400 to Rs 1000. In the last days of Ramazan, overcharging gains momentum. Some tailors put up banners reading 'booking is closed, attracting all and sundry that they have loads of work because of their quality. Residents complained that the tailors are using tricks to earn more in the name of emergency booking. They said that the tailors use these tactics to make more money after initially telling the customers that the booking is closed. Tailoring shops also earn huge profits on the occasion of Eidul Fitr and they have fixed Rs 300 to 1000 per suit. People bear these high prices out of compulsion because they have to celebrate these important religious festivals with their family members at any cost. The tailors who have been receiving hundreds of orders for stitching clothes daily seem to be unable to entertain those who would come to them in the last half of the holy month of Ramazan. Some 100 to 200 customers visit my shop daily despite the fact that I have already received over 350 orders before 20th of Ramazan, said Sabir Hussain, a tailor at the Karachi Company. He said it is not new as it happens every year and every one knows that tailors usually do not entertain customers after 15th of Ramazan so the people should keep it in mind before the start of the holy month of Ramazan. With so much work at hand, the tailors are believed to work for many hours without having any break and some of them usually work these days till 'Sehri time. The people of the twin cities complained that the tailors are over-charging. A tailor can sew up to 12 suits a day. They said that today is the day of these tailors. The poor customer, hence, will pay double with happiness after Eid, when the marriages season will set in and the tailors will again be busy. We have only these two seasons to make money. Who will come to us after that. So let us make money and I mean business, said Muhammad Qaiser, a tailor.