This Food Market in Pakistan Comes Alive at Night During Ramzan
Video Editor: Mohd Irshad Alam
After midnight, street vendors open p shop in Pakistan, selling a selection of traditional food during the holy month of Ramzan. Locals purchase staples such as stew, bread and yogurt drinks for Sehri – the meal eaten before the sun rises. From Nihari (slow-cooked meat) to Paye (cow and goat feet), the Kartar Pura market in Rawalpindi has something for everyone.
Something for Every Taste
Other vendors freshly prepare Kulcha flatbread. Churning yogurt, shopkeeper Sharafat Hussain makes the traditional drink called Lassi.
A Month for Charity
During Ramzan, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking between sunrise and sunset. Iftar is eaten as the sun sets. During the holy month, people also donate to charity.
Volunteers distribute Iftar meals to those who are unable to afford food. As the sun sets people begin to queue to collect their meal packages.
Volunteer Aqeel Abbas says:
The end of Ramzan is marked by Eid.