Urdu in Pakistan
In place of shopping malls, Pakistani cities have bazars made up of small shops and markets that are held in residential areas on particular days of the week. Different bazars specialise in different things, for example, Bohri Bazar in Karachi is known for its fabrics. Markets, on the other hand, sell everything from meat and spices to clothes, used books and cds. Also, as they are often located in affluent residential areas, markets might have a more accessible and comfortable environment for foreign women. Bargaining is essential at small shops and stalls in markets and bazars but should not be attempted in larger shops. Newspapers and magazines are commonly purchased from hawkers along the road or footpath kiosks. Writing supplies can be bought from small stationery shops in bazars and sometimes market stalls too. Photo studios sell film and develop pictures.