PARACHINAR, 23 June: Like other parts of the country, shopping and other preparations for Eid have picked momentum in Parachinar area of Kurram Agency.

People of all ages are taking keen interest in shopping. Ishal Fatima and Zeran Saadia from Parachinar said while talking to TNN that they cannot wait to wear their new clothes and shoes on Eid day. They said a lot of guests also visit their home on Eid and they warmly welcome them.

“We are very happy over buying items for Eid. During the Eid, guests will come to our house and we will wear new clothes and shoes. We are very happy for the occasion,” they said.

Ali Mustafa, another citizen, said he is planning to go on outing during Eid holidays along with his father and friends.

“We are planning to visit picnic spots and enjoy ourselves with food and photography,” he said.

However, Waiza Khan from Sadda said prizes of food and other items have increased as the Eid is drawing closer.

“We have done our shopping, but the rates were very high,” he said.

The youth in Kurram Agency play egg fighting and elders visit houses of relatives during Eid.