One-week GCDP’s staff excursion and exposure tour to Lahore
As we entered the bazar, we saw a huge crowed in the market. Crowed of people were rushing around the deferent stalls of Used and Second Hand dresses, suits, jackets, coats and shoes. The market has different specialist markets inside e.g. the shoe market, hand-made clothes etc. The Landa Bazaar was given this name because it had no roof above it, however later it was renovated and made more comfortable. All the shops are owned by Pathans, who have come from Peshawar or Quetta. The market, due to its historical background, is one of the most famous among markets of similar nature in various parts of the country. All major cities of Pakistan like Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Multan, Lahore, Qasur, Khushab, Dera Ismail Khan, Rawalpindi and Peshawar etc have their own Landa Bazaar for their citizens. While talking to the deferent shopkeepers and stall owners some observations and experience we got as below
For the last five to eight years, heavy import duties and price inflation has affected the second-hand clothes’ market as well. The Landa Bazaar of Lahore has many different markets in it, all known for their specialties, like the most famous new market, the shoe market, ready-made clothes market and Babu Market
It was a great to explore the Landa Bazaar of Lahore, we learnt too much about the financial benefits of Hand-Mad Crafts from the Northern KPK, which has great value in the Markets of the big cities like Lahore.
After exploring that great place, we hired the Taxi and came back to our Hotel for Lunch and some rest. Then had a walk on the Mall Road of Lahore