Traffic Comes To A Standstill On First Day Of Ramazan
LAHORE: Traffic remained choked on several roads in the provincial capital during Iftar time as markets remained crowded and people were seen rushing to their homes in the evening. Traffic blocks were seen at Ferozepur Road, Jail Road, Samanabad, Multan Road, Kalma Chowk, Gulberg, Ghazi Road, Barkat Market, Gari Shahu, Ichhra, Mozang, The Mall, Islampura, Wahdat Colony, Sandha and Link Road, Model Town.
”The traffic is just mad today, but I can also relate to others that want to swiftly cross traffic signals,” said Rizwan Ali at Jail Road. “I am trying to get these groceries home in time so my wife can arrange for Iftari. I cannot judge others if they are rushing and racing their way home,” he said.
A motorcyclist, Ahmed, at Kalma Chowk said that he had not eaten since before fasting and was really hungry. I want to reach home in time so I can get my favorite things ready for Iftari. Until then, I will be counting the minutes,” he said.
On the other hand, a number of people distributed food among the needy close to Iftari time at the Data Darbar, Minar-e-Pakistan, Badshahi Mosque, Mian Mir and other areas. The public was excited to observe the first fast of the month of Ramazan and prayed for peace and development of the country.
“It would bring me immense pleasure and joy if my country comes out of the ongoing crisis,” said a businessman Hammad Zafar. “We should all donate vigorously for the flood victims and give food to the poor in this month. It’s about time the privileged class of the country steps forward and contributes their share to remove poverty from society,” he added.