Muslims observe Shab-e-Barat
ISLAMABAD: The demand of traditional sweets was on rise as citizens thronged shops to buy the delicious treats for friends, family and neighbors to celebrate the religious festival of Shab-e-Barat.
Shab-e-Barat is considered by sections of Muslim society as one of the holiest nights in the Islamic calendar.
According to their belief The Almighty descends to worldly heaven and forgives sins generously during the the night.
During Shab-e-Barat a large number of Muslims visit graveyards to make special prayers for the departed souls of their near and dear ones.
On the other hand, this days is considered as day of celebration in South Asia and specially prepared food are shared with neighbors and poor.
Confectionery shops and backers arrange special items for the day.
According to shopkeepers at sweet shops , the festival of Shab-e-barat attracted large number of customers who purchase sweets to take as a gift for their families and friends.