Rawalpindi - Sale of warm clothes has increased manifold in city as winter season is going to set in. All kinds of wears and accessories including gloves, woollen hats, mufflers, pullovers, sweater-shirts and jackets are seen hanging in front of shops and stalls of weekly bazaars attracting the customers.

Crowds of people, both poor and middle class can be seen bargaining with retailers in markets and weekly bazaars, besides woollies, heaps of quilts, bed covers, blankets and rugs are up for sale as well.

With temperature dipping down with each passing day, the sale of warm clothes registering enormous surge in the Sunday bazaars of the town.

A visitor Tahir Chaudry said that almost twenty to fifty percent rise had been observed in prices of winter clothes compared to last year. The vendors and dealers are doing brisk business as nowadays the demand of their clothes has increased manifold.

“Our business is going very well though it is the start and it would gain more momentum”, said Naseer Khan, a stallholder at Saddar Bazaar.

Meanwhile, the Metrological department predicted scattered rain-thunderstorm associated with gusty winds in KP (D.I.Khan, Bannu, Kohat, Peshawar, Mardan, Hazara, Malakand divisions), upper Punjab (Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions), FATA, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, whereas isolated rain-thunderstorm is also expected in Quetta, Zhob, Kallat, Makran, D.G.Khan divisions during today (evening/night) from Monday.

Dry weather is expected in other parts of the country.