The cities of Pakistan rightly boast of rich oriental bazaars as well as modern shopping plazas. Bargaining is not uncommon in the market places. Leather, woolen, cotton, brass, copper and wood works are some of the specialties. Onyx ware is in abundance. Gold and silver jewellery, intricately handcrafted, is also a major attraction. Pakistani carpets and rugs are among the best in the world.
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