Ahead of Eid, markets across AJK abuzz with shoppers: Traffic chaos in thickly populated major cities centers:

MIRPUR (AJK):As the countdown to Eid ul Fitr is to begin after few days, markets across Azad Jammu andKashmir, including the thickly-populated Mirpur district, wore a festive look by now as people started coming out in large numbers for Eid shopping.

Residents thronged the markets in major cities including the State’s metropolis Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Kotli, Bhimbher, Rawalakot, Palandri, Bagh accompanying the families especially children to buy clothes, shoes, groceries and edibles.

Eid-ul-Fitr which marks the end of Holy month of Ramazan is most likely to be celebrated in AJK on June 5 subject to the sighting of Shawaal moon.

In Mirpur, the ancestral city of over a million of UK-based Kashmiri expatriates, the central business hub Shaheed Chowk, F/1, Naangi and Allama Iqbal Road in the city has started witnessing a heavy rush of shoppers causing traffic chaos on all major routes to the business centers.

Traffic wardens had a tough time managing the traffic mess despite weekly holidays – Sunday.