How to practice social distancing during Ramadan?

The holy month of Ramadan is finally here and there is no sign of coronavirus pandemic slowing down. The number of cases of COVID-19 cases across the globe is spreading dangerously & also the number of deaths is increasing rapidly. Countries across the globe including Pakistan have enforced a lockdown to slow the spread of this deadly COVID-19. According to health experts, social distancing is the most effective way to prevent the deadly virus. Also, authorities have asked people to stay indoors & avoid any social gatherings. During this month, friends & families come together to share a male & also to celebrate the blessings of the holy month of Ramadan.

No doubt, you can celebrate the Ramadan without gathering as there is nothing as important as the health of their loved ones. We all know that precaution is better than cure.

If you want to stay safe during the epidemic of this deadly virus, social distancing is a must. One has to follow the recommendations of the health experts & government officials to stay safe from the deadly virus that has affected over two million people across the globe.    

Let’s take a look at what social distancing means before discussing easy ways to practice social distancing during Ramadan.

Social distancing during COVID-19

 The outbreak of this deadly coronavirus in Pakistan has affected our daily & work lives.

The term “practicing social distancing” means reducing the person to person contact to slow down the spread of infection through respiratory droplets which are discharged when an infected person sneezes or coughs. One needs to maintain physical distance from other people & also needs to avoid attending a social gathering.

Some of the most important major dos of social distancing during COVID-19 epidemic include:

  • Staying at home
  • Avoiding attending large parties & gatherings
  • Keeping a distance of a minimum of 6 feet from other people
  • Limiting your trips outside of your house
  • Avoiding grocery stores, shopping malls, pharmacies, banks, etc. Instead, use the option of online banking & shopping
  • Asking your employer to allow you to work from home

How to practice social distancing during Ramadan

Following are some tips for you & your family to stay safe this Ramadan during coronavirus epidemic:

  • Avoid sehri & Iftar gatherings
  • Limit trips to grocery stores & pharmacies
  • Hold virtual get-togethers
  • Go for online shopping
  • Make donations online

You can save countless lives by following these preventive measures during Ramadan. Practicing social distancing will also you to dedicate more time to prayers & many other religious activities.

Avoid Sehri & Iftar gatherings

Iftar & sehri gatherings are considered one of the most important parts of Ramadan. During these gatherings, you get a chance to sit down with your family & friends to enjoy a hearty meal.

However, due to the outbreak of the deadly virus, health authorities have recommended avoiding hosting & attending such kinds of gatherings this year or until the next notice by the health department. This is one of the most crucial aspects of practicing social distancing during Ramadan.

Limit trips to grocery stores & pharmacies

Supermarkets & grocery stores are some of the most crowded places in any area during the holy month of Ramadan. The chances of the spread of this deadly virus increase in crowded areas. before visiting make sure to wear face masks & gloves and also avoid touching things & objects unnecessarily. you will also find a guide on “Types of masks & proper way to wear them” in our blog.

Don’t need to panic in this situation & hoarding grocery items is not a solution to the problem. You must avoid visiting the stores to reduce the risk of catching this deadly virus from an infected person. If possible, you must have to go for online shopping for household & kitchen items. In case, if the services are not available because of the lockdown, you need to make a list of grocery items you need to survive & then go shopping.   

Hold virtual get-togethers

Now you can celebrate Ramadan with your loved one while practicing social distancing because of the latest technology

Instead of meeting your friends & relatives in person, you can use Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, and other apps to hold virtual get-togethers. For holding virtual gatherings, all you need is a smartphone & a good internet connection.

Go for online shopping

One of the most joyous aspects of the holy month of Ramadan is preparing for Eid-ul-Fitr. Since all the markets & shopping malls are currently closed because of the lockdown & one feels depressed as they can’t go shopping for Eid.

During the epidemic of COVID-19, you can still do your shopping for Eid while staying safe at home. You can simply shop online for what you want to buy instead of visiting the store physically.

Delivery services of many products are available, you can place an order online & the product will be delivered to you within a few days.

Make donations online

A large number of daily wage earners & lower-income families across Pakistan are currently struggling to meet their daily needs due to the restrictions imposed by the Government of Pakistan to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

A lot of people give charity & Zakat during the holy month of Ramadan. One can give charity & zakat while practicing social distancing.

Almost all the notable organizations also receive online donations on their respective websites. You can donate money to them & they will further give it to the needy.

These are the most common practice of staying safe during the holy month of Ramadan. If you want to stay safe, please stay indoors & avoid social activities & gatherings. Furthermore, if you or anyone near you show symptoms of the corona virus, please make sure to call the corona virus helpline “1166”.

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How to stay hydrated during Ramadan

We have collected some common reasons & tips to stay hydrated during fasting. By following these simple tips you can feel fresh & carry out your daily activities without feeling tired or fatigued.

Why we feel dehydrated during fasting?

It does not matter where you from, you will agree to the changes created by the holy month of Ramadan in our daily life. We stay hungry & thirsty from dusk to dawn during fasting also the eating period between iftar & the suhoor is very short. So, it is hard to manage our water intake during such a short interval of time also we feel bloated after iftar as well. Hence, we start to feel tired & dehydrated.    

The reason we feel dehydrated during fasting is that our body failed to get the nutrients & balanced diet that our body needs for functioning. We end up eating unhealthy & junk food during iftar & suhoor & that leads our body in fatigued & hydrated state. If you want to stay fresh & active you need to eat healthy food in iftar & suhoor. We will discuss such food items in the latter part of the article.

Water is the necessary component to stay hydrated & a body maximum bear without going water for less than 15 hours a day, after that it can cause dehydration. During the holy month of Ramadan, our water intake decreases, so we need to take extra measures to fulfill the liquid intake of our body.

Another reason that makes us feel tired & dehydrated during fasting is the intense heat of summer. Avoid going out unnecessarily & stay indoors to keep yourself safe from the intense heat of summer. But, we can’t stay indoors for long because of our jobs & routine work. So, we collected some super doper tips for you to stay hydrated during this holy month of Ramadan.

Following are some tips; everyone should have to follow if they want to keep active & hydrated:

  • If you want to stay hydrated wear light clothes, does not matter if you are going outside or staying indoors.
  • Stay indoors & shop online but if you have to go outside, take a cold shower as soon as you return home.
  • Spending too much time on electronic devices can also cause fasting fatigue, dehydration & headache. So, reduce your screen time & spend as much time as you can with your family.
  • Try to stay away from stove eat & also try to cook easy meals during fasting.
  • Sleep more to stay fresh & active during fasting.

Now, you have a better understanding of the reasons behind dehydration while fasting. Let’s take a look at how to stay hydrated while fasting.

Tips to stay hydrated while fasting

There is a long list of positive reinforcements & blessings that the holy month of Ramadan brings for us. Some of them are sacrifice, caring for others & gratitude. Follow, the following tips to stay fresh & active & enjoy the positive reinforcements & blessings of the Holy month of Ramadan.

  • Avoid excessive use of sugary & salty drinks
  • Break your fasting with water
  • Increase vegetables & fruits intake
  • Decrease caffeine intake
  • Add chia seeds in your beverages

Break your fasting with water

Water is one of the essential components that our body needs for full functioning. But for some reason, we forget about water during iftar & eat a lot of other things.

We know, it is hard to go against the temptation, but all one has to do is to plan his/her water intake & also keep track of it. To avoid is a temptation, it is best to keep a small glass of water with you & sit at a distance from other beverages. When it is time to break the fast you will lay your hands on the first available thing & it will be the water.  

You can also track your water intake by using multiple fitness & health application available on play store or App stores. Keep a water bottle with you after iftar, you will automatically have the will to drink it from time to time. Always keep small bottles or small cups to drink water, it will help you trick your brain & increase your water intake.  

Avoid excessive use of sugary & salty drinks

The next important point is to stay hydrated while fasting is to avoid excessive use of sugary & salty drinks. We understand that avoiding cold beverages is almost impossible for many of us.

No doubt, sugary & salty drinks make us feel fresh but they also make us feel bloated, increase thirst & lead our body to dehydration. We will not ask you to completely cut out sugary & salty drinks but you have to follow the following two things for a win-win situation.

Firstly, you need to reduce your intake of sugary & salty drinks. Fix days to drinks these drinks if you are failed to avoid these drinks, the second idea might help you out.

Store beverages are prepared with harmful chemicals. Not only these drinks contain a large amount of sugar & salt but these drinks will also make you feel bloated & affect your health. You can replace these drinks with homemade fresh juices & sherbet.  

Increase vegetables & fruits intake

This category does not need an explanation. We all know that vegetables & fruits are rich in nutrients &they can help you to stay active & hydrated while fasting. You can take vegetables in any form you like raw or cooked. You can also take fruits in form f smoothies or fruit chat.  

Try to break your fast with small portions of fruits & vegetables after a glass of water. Fruits & vegetables are also rich in fibers that not only make you feel better but also fulfill the fiber need of your body.

Decrease caffeine intake

Decreasing caffeine intake might be the hardest thing to do for all of us. Pakistanis have a different relationship with tea, it does not matter in which region of Pakistan you live. Whether it is suhoor or iftar, our meal is incomplete without a cup of hot tea. You need to reduce the intake of caffeine by reducing the amount of tea also you can replace the milk tea with herbal tea or green tea.  

Add chia seeds in your beverages

The most effective way to avoid dehydration during Ramadan is to take chia seeds. In short, the chia seeds are a lifesaver for us. Not only you can add chia seeds in a beverage but also take them with simple water. Soaked them for 2 hours are simply eat them or mix them in your water bottle. If you want to stay hydrated, take chia seeds in suhoor & iftar. You will feel a great difference within a few days.

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Above we mentioned some of the most common tips that will help you to stay hydrated during Ramadan. With the help of small changes to your routine, you can prevent dehydration when fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.  If you have already tried these tips or know other useful tips except these, please feel free to share your reviews or experience with us via the comments section below.  If you have any queries related to the article or website feel free to ask us in the comments section below. For more updates stay tuned to the Izloo.com.pk/blog  Good luck

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Pros & Cons of Linoleum Flooring

In this post you will get to know:

  • What is linoleum flooring?
  • Linoleum vs. vinyl flooring
  • Pros of linoleum flooring
  • Cons of linoleum flooring
  • Price of linoleum flooring

Nowadays, everyone wants to get ceramic, marble & wooden flooring in their homes while they have forgotten about the linoleum flooring. However, interior designers are trying their best to promote linoleum flooring & they got succeeded somehow.

When it comes to flooring, people usually choose aesthetic flooring over other choices. Linoleum flooring is not aesthetically pleasing as vinyl flooring or synthetic carpet but it is more sustainable & eco-friendly as compared to other options available in the market.

So if you want your house toxic free & also want to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, linoleum flooring is certainly the best choice for you.

Let’s have a look at linoleum flooring, its pros & cons & also the misconceptions about it around us.  

What is Linoleum flooring?

Linoleum is an all-natural flooring material made of ground cork dust, wood flour, pigments, pine resin, solidified linseed oil and ground limestone on a burlap or canvas backing. Manufacturers usually add a protective layer on the top of linoleum to prevent scratches & also to prevent discoloration due to sunlight exposure. Do not forget that linoleum is completely recyclable & biodegradable because it is composed of earth-friendly & renewable materials.

Moreover, it is usually available in sheets that can be glued down. That means it is easy to install & replace it, even for those who are doing it for the very first time.

Linoleum flooring was very popular in the 40s & 50s but now it is replaced by vinyl flooring. A lot of people think that vinyl & linoleum flooring are the same but in reality, these two flooring materials are completely different from each other.

Linoleum vs. Vinyl flooring

Both flooring materials somewhat look alike but in reality, they are quite different. The only similarities are that both materials are pretty durable & available in sheets for easy installation.

The main difference between vinyl flooring & linoleum flooring is their composition. Vinyl is a synthetic product while linoleum is composed of all-natural raw materials. In Pakistan, vinyl flooring is considered a popular alternative to wood flooring. It is also referred to as PVC flooring as it is made up of phthalate plasticizers, cadmium, lead, polyvinyl chloride & brominates flame retardants among other compounds.

Chemicals compounds are used in vinyl & it has raised concerns about the material being unhealthy & toxic. About concerned is true if you use low end & cheaper vinyl flooring also low-quality vinyl contribute to indoor air pollution. Apart from that, another major disadvantage of vinyl flooring is that it is non-biodegradable & causes land pollution. Also, only the top layer of vinyl flooring contains colors & patterns. In case of an accident, these scratches become visible to the naked eye. But linoleum flooring does not have upper layers. Instead, design & pigment are embedded throughout the linoleum sheet. In case of an accident, these scratches remain unnoticed to the naked eye.

Pros of Linoleum Flooring

Some of the most noteworthy advantages of linoleum flooring are mentioned below:

  • Eco-friendliness
  • Durability
  • Little maintenance
  • Resistance to moisture
  • Aesthetic

Eco-friendliness

If you are looking for the answer either the linoleum flooring is toxic or not? Then, the answer is no.

As we above mentioned, linoleum is composed of all-natural materials. So, it means it is completely biodegradable. Apart from cork & bamboo floorings, it is one of the most commonly used sustainable materials available in the market for both commercial & residential properties.   

Linoleum flooring does not emit any harmful fumes that may cause indoor air pollution as compared to vinyl flooring. It is also formaldehyde-free. Sometimes it smells because of linseed oil but the scent dissipates within a few days’ f installations.  

If you support the green earth project, then you would have to go for linoleum flooring.

Durability

People usually ask how long linoleum flooring lasts does. Well, if you properly take care, it will last up to 30 or so years.

High-quality linoleum flooring is costly as compared to vinyl flooring but still, it is much cheaper than hardwood & other flooring options. Comparatively, linoleum flooring is much more durable & will last for decades than any other flooring option. Linoleum flooring material is also tough, so it can also be used for commercial & residential properties having heavy traffic.

As we above mentioned that pigments & colors are embedded throughout the sheet so the color will not fade away also the scratches will not be visible to the naked eye in case of any mishap. Moreover, there is a protective layer on the top of the linoleum sheet that will protect the material underneath from scuff & also will last longer.    

Little maintenance

Sealed linoleum floors are easy to clean that makes it last longer. All you need to clean it with a damp mop & it will look as good as new. However, if your home has unsealed linoleum, it requires periodic buffing & polishing to maintain its color.  

Resistance to moisture

One of the most important advantages of linoleum flooring is that it is resistant to moisture. This feature makes it suitable for the laundry room & kitchen. Also, linoleum flooring is flexible & comfortable underfoot.  

Aesthetic

Nowadays, different kinds of linoleum available in the market. You can find linoleum flooring that looks like wood or a checkered pattern that may look like tile flooring at a first glance. You can choose what kind of design you want for your home.

Linoleum flooring sheet is available in a wide range of color variations that will give you the liberty to choose the color & design of our own.

Since these linoleum flooring sheets are easy to cut & install, you can experiment with different flooring patterns to create unique looks.

Cons of Linoleum Flooring

Now we have fully explained the pros of linoleum flooring, let’s have a look at some of its disadvantages.

  • Prone to cuts & dents
  • Slippery
  • Moisture damage
  • Ambering

Prone to cuts & dents

No doubt, linoleum floors last long but they are flexible & soft. If you use high-quality linoleum flooring sheets it will last for years but you also have to be careful about accidentally cutting the sheets with a sharp object. Also, the heavy furniture will dent its surface.

Slippery

The upper surface of the linoleum floor becomes slippery after wax or polish. That will cause a nasty fall. Even the dust on the floor makes it slippery & dangerous for the elderly & children in the house.

The easiest way is to avoid high polished linoleum flooring sheets. Instead, clean the floor regularly with mop & keep the surface dry.  

Moisture damage

Linoleum flooring is water-resistant but these floors are susceptible to damage when it comes to standing water. So, it is recommended to not use this flooring for basement & bathrooms. Linoleum sheets edges can also be curled because of excessive humidity.

Ambering

The color of unsealed linoleum floors may faint when exposed to sunlight for a long period. So it is recommended to not use unsealed linoleum flooring for terrace or roof. If you want to use it for roof or terrace, always go for sealed linoleum flooring sheets.

Price of Linoleum Flooring in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the price of linoleum flooring varies with quality & pattern. However, on average, it is ranged between PKR 70 to PKR 100 per square foot.

So, it is up to you what kind of flooring you want to use for your home.

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How to make your garden beautiful on a low budget

Gardening usually does not charge more. There are plenty of ways that can help you to make your garden beautiful without spending too much money. For your convenience, we have made a list to make your garden beautiful on a low budget.

Let’s have a look at these fascinating DIY garden decor ideas.

8 Amazing Low Budget DIY Garden Ideas

 You can apply these features to your doorstep or can display settings on the rooftop. But if you are in a financial crisis and you have a huge garden that needs constant maintenance, then you need some cheap & affordable ideas that do not leave a burden on your wallet.

Check out our shortlisted low budget ideas for decorating a small garden.

  • Set up an impressive plant display
  • Recycle old tyres into garden accessories
  • Use solar lights for the perfect decor
  • Repurpose old tyres into garden accessories
  • Make your fountain
  • A perfect bonfire seating arrangement
  • DIY garden & table chair set
  • Set up a rock garden to impress the guests

Let’s check the details of these ideas.

Set up an impressive plant display

There are many ways to decor your garden without spending a single penny. You can also use an old & extra rickety ladder to display pots in or garden.  

Paint the rickety ladder to the color of your choice. You need to paint the ladder white, if your flower pots are the traditional brick red, it will make the plants stand out. If you have a small garden space, you need to have an impressive plant display.

You can also use different spots to put these ladders. If you do not have a garden in your home, you can put these ladders inside of your home to create a beautiful display.  

Recycle scrap wood into bird feature

Everyone loves birds & especially when they see birds fluttering in their own home. You can create a beautiful home for birds if you have some scrap wood in your home. Use your imagination skills to convert scrap wood into beautiful heave for birds.

First, you need to make the base, then fix rectangular scrap woodblock on it with the help of nails. You can also plant seasonal flowers & other plants on the top of the birds’ features. Fill the bird’s feature base with seeds. And finally, you can enjoy the scenery while enjoying your evening tea in the garden.  

Use solar lights for the perfect decor

One of the simplest & affordable garden low budget decor ideas is to use solar lights in your small garden. This will create a memorizing view in your garden & also you do not have to worry about paying extra money on electricity bills. The solar lanterns are not expensive & easily available in the market. Also, this is a one-time investment.

Repurpose old tyres into garden accessories

One of the most effective garden design ideas is to repurpose your old tyres & create a colorful & beautiful garden that everyone would love. Paint old & useless tyres in bright colors, hang it with a rope in your garden. Not only it can act as a perfect swing but it also adds beauty to your small garden.

Make your fountain

Creating your fountain will add beauty to your garden & boost its beauty. Water fountains add a sense of calm in your garden also the trickling sound of water comfort ones somehow.

You do not have to spend money to purchase fancy three-tiered fountains from the local store. You can use spare & empty flower pots to create a beautiful DIY fountain on your own.

A perfect bonfire seating arrangement

If you have an outdoor space & you would like to invite family & friends to enjoy a bonfire in winter, you do not need to decorate your garden for the party.

You can simply use cut logs as seats & create a pit in the center using bricks to create a hollow in the center where you can place paper & wood to ignite the fire. Now you can enjoy a perfect bonfire with your family & friends.

DIY garden table & chair set

Garden chairs are the most important feature if you have an outdoor space for the garden. If your garden chair table set is attractive, it adds beauty to your garden. It is recommended to construct your garden table & chair set. It will not only help you to create your design but also save you money.

You do not have to buy plastic chairs from the market. You can use your carpentry skill to create your table & chair set using wooden boards.   

Set up a rock garden to impress the guests

If you are looking for a way to make your garden beautiful on a low budget, you can do it by apply minimalist rock garden designs. Finding rocks of different sizes & shapes is easy & also it is an interesting & fun hobby. You can also collect rocks of different colors.

Once you collect rocks, the next step is to buy plants & try to create a nice color scheme. It is best to buy cacti & succulents’ plants for a rock garden, as these plants require less maintenance as compared to other plants. If you want to add beauty, you can create a fountain in the middle of the rock garden.  

So, these are the best ideas to make your garden attractive on a low budget. Please try these ideas & share your experience with us via the comment section. If you already applied these DIY tips please share the images as well.

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Above we shared some all ideas to make your garden beautiful & attractive on low budget. If you have already these DIY tips & tricks, please share your reviews with us via the comments section or if you have any queries related to the article or website feel free to ask us in the comments section below. For more updates stay tuned to the Izloo.com.pk/blog  Good luck

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What is the ePay Punjab App & how to use it?

In this article, you will get to know

  • About the ePay Punjab App
  • Payment methods
  • Types of taxes
  • How does the ePay App work?
  • Where to pay the dues?
  • Impact of the ePay Punjab App
  • Reasons to use ePay Punjab App

The majority of us hate when it comes to paying the taxes by visiting different government officials around the town. Well, now you have a solution. Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) & the Punjab Finance Department came together to launch the ePay Punjab App, which allows everyone to pay your taxes using this mobile application. Check out the details guide about the newly launched ePay Punjab App.

What is the ePay Punjab App?

 The ePay Punjab App is launched in October 2019 by the Punjab government as joint development of the PITB & the Punjab Finance Department, the ePay app is an android & IOS-friendly mobile application that can facilitate the general public in making public to the government (P2G) & business to government (B2G) payments. PITB ePay also has a web-based application that anyone can easily access using tablets or laptops.

The main purpose of launching this ePay app is to make it easier for the government to collect revenue & taxes via an easy solution. The ePay Punjab App also shows how Pakistan & its government are moving towards & introducing financial technology (fintech).

This ePay Punjab app will allow you to pay around 13 of their taxes via payment methods or Alternative Delivery Channels (ADCs) using 1 link connectivity. With the help of the ePay Punjab app, now you can pay your bills & dues without physically visiting government offices & waiting in long queues.

How does the ePay Punjab app work?

Now we will share a complete guide of ePay Punjab ap. How to use this app also what are the available payment methods & how you pay different taxes conveniently using PITB’s ePay Punjab app.

What are the modes of Payments available on the ePay Punjab app?

The ePay Punjab app offers three different modes of payments as Alternative Delivery Channels (ADCs):

  • Internet Banking
  • Mobile Banking
  • ATMs

Apart from the above methods, you also have another option that is to visit the nearest bank branch to pay dues personally via over the counter (OTC) banking transactions.

Types of taxes that can be paid using the ePay Punjab app?

As for now, you can pay taxes for 5 different departments in Punjab with a total of 13 taxes being linked to the app. The complete list of departments is given below:

  • Excise & Taxation
  • Board of Revenue (BOR)
  • Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA)
  • Industries
  • Transport Department of Punjab

Department 1: Board of Revenue (BOR)

 Taxes available:

Mutation fee: A fee paid by the buyer when a property is transferred to a new owner.

E-stamping: The payment of stamp duties for non-judicial, judicial, comparison & Capital Value Tax (CVT) fee.

Fard fee: A fee paid by the new owner of the property for the issuance & generation of a property ownership document.

Department 2: Excise & Taxation

Taxes available:

Vehicle Transfer: A fee that is paid when you transfer ownership of a vehicle.

Token Tax for Vehicle: An Annual tax paid by all the vehicle owners

Property Tax: An Annual tax paid by all the property owners in the urban areas.

Motor Vehicle registration: A onetime fee paid at the time of buying a new vehicle.

Cotton Fee: A feed paid when raw cotton is brought to a ginning factory to separate the cotton fibers.

Professional tax: Taxes that are paid by a working individual yearly based on their professional activities.

Department 3: Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA)

Taxes available:

Punjab Infrastructural Development Cess: taxes that are collected on the transportation of goods that are manufactured, produces or consumed in Punjab as well as those which are imported into or exported out of the province.

Sales Tax on Services: The taxes which are levied on all service-oriented business in Punjab.

Department 4: Transport Department of Punjab

Taxes available:

Route Permit: A fee paid by the owners of commercial vehicles when they seek permission to run their automobiles on intra-city and specific inter routes.

 Department 5: Industries

Business registration Fee: A fee paid by the owner to register their business.

How to Pay Taxes digitally?

Follow the following steps to pay your taxes digitally via the ePay Punjab App.

Step 1: Download the App

The first step is to download the ePay Punjab App. You can download this app from the App Store or Google Play store for its IOs or Android version depending on the compatibility with your device. 

Step 2: Create Your Account

After downloading, you need to open the ePay Punjab app & enter all the relevant details to create your account. These details include your name, mobile number, email address & National Identity card (CNIC) number.

Step 3: Receive the OTP

An OPT is a onetime password that will be issued by the ePay app to you via your email address & on your mobile phone.

Step 4: Choose the Right Tax

After login, choose the right department you want to pay for tax and select the right type of tax.

Step 5: Add the Relevant Details

In case of paying taxes, you will have to provide some personal information with regards to the tax you are paying so that the ePay Punjab app can display your data on the mobile or laptop screen including the tax that you need to pay.

Step 6: Generate Challan

The next step is to verify all of the details are correct & choose the “Generate Challan” button to get your unique 17 digit Payment Slip Identification (PSID) number as well as the expiry date. You will also be able to find the directions for each of the payment methods on the same screen. If your tax has already been paid, you will be notified by the ePay Punjab app. 

Step 7: Pay Your Dues

User your inter Bank Funds Transfer (IBFT), nearest ATM or 1-link Member Bank Branches to pay your taxes using your PSID. One thing to keep in mind is that you must have to pay your taxes before your PSID expires. If PSID expires before paying tax, you will have to generate a new PSID using the same process again.

Also, keep in mind that the ePay Punjab App can be sued both in English & Urdu using the process given above to generate a challan conveniently.

Where to pay your dues?

Once you have a challan & PSID in your hand, the next and most important step is to know which bank branches are connected to this service so that you can pay the taxes without any delay. Review the following table to know about your payment options:

Name of Bank Mobile banking Internet Banking ATM payment OTC Transaction
Bank Alfalah Yes Yes Yes No
Sindh Bank Yes No No No
Habib Metro Bank Yes Yes Yes Yes
Faysal Bank Limited No No Yes Yes
Allied Bank Limited Yes Yes No Yes
Summit Bank Yes Yes Yes No
Dubai Islamic Bank Yes Yes No Yes
Askari Bank Yes Yes Yes Yes
JS Bank Yes Yes Yes Yes
NRSP Microfinance Limited Yes Yes Yes Yes
Samba Bank Yes No Yes Yes
Bank of Punjab Yes No Yes Yes
United Bank Limited No Yes Yes Yes
Al Baraka Bank Yes Yes Yes Yes
Meezan Bank Yes Yes Yes Yes
Soneri Bank Yes Yes Yes Yes
Silk Bank Yes Yes Yes Yes
MCB Yes Yes No Yes
MCB-IB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bank of Khyber No No Yes Yes
Bank Al Habib Yes Yes Yes No
National Bank of Pakistan Yes No No Yes
Habib Bank Limited Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bank Islami Yes Yes Yes Yes
Standard Chartered Bank No No Yes Yes
FMFB Bank Yes No Yes Yes
Apna Microfinance Bank Yes No No Yes
SME Bank No No No Yes
First Microfinance Bank No No No Yes
FINCA Microfinance Bank No No No Yes
Citibank No No No Yes
First Women Bank Limited No No No Yes
Khushhali Microfinance Bank No No No Yes
Telenor Microfinance Bank Yes No No No

The Success of the ePay Punjab App

The ePay Punjab App successfully collected nearly PKR 500 million in its first 100 days. As of March 2020, more than PKR 1 billion has been collected in taxation revenue by the Punjab government after launching this app for the citizens.

The PITB also plans to include other payment channels to the app over time, including the mobile wallets, payment via TELCO Agent Networks, Debit/Credit card payments and direct debits from bank accounts.

Furthermore, Government to Business (B2G) & Government to Public (G2P) payment models might also be added in the future, along with other associated payments such as driving license fee, character certificate payment, domicile payment, admission fees for colleges, schools & universities, fees for fitness certificate of commercial vehicles and agriculture income tax. 

Why choose the ePay App?

We already share the details about the ePay Punjab App. We also prepare a quick overview for you as to why you should chose the ePay Punjab App. Let have a look at it too:

  • You do not have to visit government offices physically to pay your taxes & dues
  • Secure, safe & easy payment processes
  • Easy to download IOS, Android & web applications
  • One-click payments
  • Transparent procedures
  • Three different payment channels
  • Valid all over Punjab
  • Ideal for all P2G & B2G payments
  • Payment of 13 taxes across 5 departments
  • You can find the right department of taxation using the smart search features
  • Nearly PKR 1 billion in revenue collected over 5 months

Above we share all the details about the newly launched ePay Punjab app. Download it & share your precious reviews with us. Hope the Government of Punjab will also come up with new ideas that will help the citizens & also will save their time. 

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Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to hold an air show on 27th Feb. 2020 in Karachi

There are plenty of activities in Pakistan, but everyone is anxiously waiting for the air shows arranged by Pakistan Air Force (PAF). These shows are only held on historical occasions to honor the courageous soldiers & also to show the abilities of firefighters, drones, weapons and many amazing assets of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to the world.

In this article, we would like to share the details of the upcoming PAF event. We will share many reasons why you need to watch this show live. Before we begin, let’s have a look at the contributions of Pakistan Air force. We will also love to share some interesting facts about Pakistan Air Force to boost up your interest.

Interesting Facts about Pakistan Air Force (PAF)

There is no doubt that Pakistan Air Force is among the strongest & courageous air forces in the world. That’s why it enjoys overwhelming popularity & respect not only in Pakistan but also across the world. The young & skilled personnel of PAF have not only defended the country but also actively participated in rescuing people from natural disasters such as earthquakes, flood etc.

That’s why our soldiers are highly admired by the world.

PAF – the world’s 10th strongest Air Force

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has the honor to train around 700,000 highly skilled soldiers, according to a report released by the International Institute of Strategic Studies. The report was released in 2017. According to the report, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has around 951 operational aircraft along with two different types of fighter jets & surveillance drones to ensure the best & most active aerial defense. All these ultra-modern assets & soldiers’ capabilities combined to make it to the 10th strongest air force in the world.

PAF – have the most Number of Female Personnel in the Islamic world

Pakistan Air force is not only among the strongest army in the world but it also wears the honor of being the only Muslim force with the most number of female soldiers. Although female soldiers never take part in the war in the history of Pakistan at present, they are ready to lay down their guards for the sake of Pakistan’s safety.

PAF has a Zero Percent Suicide Rate

 We cannot deny the fact that suicide among on-duty soldiers remains an undeniable & bitter reality in almost every country in the world. However, Pakistan Air Forces are among some of the blessed & highly courageous forces that have aero percent suicide rate. This reality alone shows that Pakistani soldiers are both mentally & physically strong and also they are ready to face any kind of challenge.

Details about Karachi Air show 2020

 You might know it already but let me repeat for those who don’t have an idea about it. An air show is basically a community event for public display of aircraft. It is often known as air-fair. In this event, soldiers show a few tough aerial tricks. These kinds of shows are a popular form of entertainment & sports not only in Pakistan but in every country across the world. These kinds of events also help to create a strong bond between the public & the military.

Generally, the best time for air shows s between March & November due to the airy season but air may vary around the world. In Pakistan, air shows are generally organized to honor the contributions of Pakistani Military & also to celebrate patriotic occasions such as Independence day, Pakistan Resolution day and Defence Day.

Pakistan Air force keeps on coming with brilliant airshows which gives the public an opportunity to marvel at the active fighter jets used by Pakistan Air Force (PAF). During these events, the highly trained PAF pilots will cut through the wind & show death-defying performance that will leave the onlookers in shock.

Now you must be searching for the sudden announcement of airshow by Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Your search ends here.

The Government of Pakistan recently announced to celebrate the “Surprise Day” on 27th February 2020 to pay special tribute to the courageous & brave soldiers of Pakistan’s Air Force (PAF). So, as a part of the tribute, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) will arrange an airshow in Karachi on the same day. This airshow will bring many exciting attractions for onlookers similar to the airshow that held at sea view last year.

 Here are the details of the venue for those who are interested in watching the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) show live.

Date of the Airshow: Thursday, 27th Feb. 2020

Timing of the Airshow: 01:00 PM

The venue of the Airshow: Clifton Beach, Sea View, Karachi

If you are planning to attend this airshow in Karachi, please share your experience with us. Pakistan Zindabad.

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Useful electrical safety tips to protect your home

There is no doubt that electricity is the most essential utilities of the home but at the same, it can be dangerous to not handle properly. Our household routine depends on different kinds of appliances run by electricity. Different kinds of circuits & sockets are also installed in our homes. If these electric appliances used in an unsafe way then it can easily become a source of electrocution or even can cause an electric fire. So, if you want to keep your loved ones & home safe, you need to write down the most useful safety tips & also check them one by one if applied in your home or not.

In this article we would like to share with you the following points:

  • What is Electrocution?
  • Electrical safety tips
  • Ways to help an Electrocuted Victim

Before we will tell you about the electrical safety tips & precautions let’s have a quick overview of the phenomenon f electrocution & its effects & intensity of risk.

What is Electrocution?

Electrocution is an electrical injury that may result in long term illness or sudden death. It happens when electric shocks enter your body & directly affect the blood vessels & nervous system. Victims of electrocution can survive but it purely depends on the intensity of the current. For example, the chances of the victim’s survival increase if he got electrocution due to low voltage current but if he got electrocution due to high voltage current the chances of the survival decreases. Victim so electrocution needs urgent medical treatment & attention otherwise the results can be fatal.

Useful Tips to protect your home

The following are some of the most useful electrical safety tips that will help you to keep your home & loved ones safe & also help to prevent electrical fire incidents in your home.

  • The most important electrical safety tip is to never touch any electrical appliance or equipment with wet hands. As you all know the body is a good conductor of electricity & electricity flows faster in water than in any other medium. If you need to work on electric appliances or any other electrical equipment, you need to wear an insulating material before touching electric appliances. For example, gloves made of rubber or plastic.
  • If your home has any damages or open electrical wiring you need to cover it immediately. You can cover the damaged part with tape or can use a wooden box around it so it does not remain exposed.   
  • Another important tip to ensure the safety of your loved ones from electric current is to avoid using any kind of substitute & extension cords at home. Nowadays, everyone is using extension cords in the home which is very dangerous for kids as well as elders. There is another factor that most o we neglect is that the excessive electrical load on an extension cord can be harmful & can also trigger fire at home. So, it is better to avoid using extension cords in your home but if you can’t avoid using them than its better to call an electrician to make sure that wiring is safe.  
  • The same goes for electrical outlets installed in your home. Sockets in living rooms are basically designed to handle a certain amount of energy. Overloading these sockets with plugging many devices at a time can cause hazardous incidents like explosion, electrocution or fire.
  • We also know water or any other liquid conducts electricity, which means that the slightest exposure can be dangerous. Sp, one of the most useful electricity safety precautions for your home is to make ensure that all the wires & plugs around your living rooms do not get wet & especially during the rainy season you need to be extra careful.

   By taking note of the tips mentioned above will help you to prevent the incidents of an electrical fire in your home.

How to help the electrocuted victim?

As we mentioned above that the after-effects of an electric shock can be very dangerous sometimes it will cause sudden death or long time illness. However, you can save someone from dying if you know what you need to do in such a situation. If you want to save someone that gets electrocuted at your home, you need to son the following tips as soon as possible to increase their chances of survival:

The very first thing you need to do is to check the source of the shock to shut down or disconnect it. Remember that electric current can easily pass through the victim & also into you from the victim so you need to be extra careful. Before touching the victim you have to cover yourself with an insulating material.

One of the best ways to help an electrocuted victim is to call for help as quickly as possible. The quicker you will call for help, the sooner the help will arrive. Be careful & calm so that you can explain the whole situation properly so that the helpers can understand easily what you are trying to say to them.

The body temperature of the victim fluctuates quickly & they may start to feel cold. In that case, you should wrap them in a thick blanket to make their temperature stable & regulated. Do not abandon the victim & wait for the emergency services.

Note: If the victim has large or untreated wounds, do not cover them when placing a blanket over them. Try to be gentle & polite with them so that you won’t help them.

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Benefits of having a kitchen garden

Kitchen gardening is the best option for those who love gardening but have little space. We all know that growing own herbs & vegetables save our money however apart from that this hobby will leave a positive impact on your physical & mental health. If you are willing to have an herb garden in your kitchen, then this article will help you to create one. Let’s check out the benefits of having a kitchen garden on your own.

Kitchen garden benefits

Planting your own herbs & vegetables requires a lot of time, effort & especially patience. But in the end, it is worth it! Have a look at the following benefits of having a kitchen garden & you will understand why you need a kitchen garden in your home:

  • Protects health
  • Access to healthy & fresh vegetables
  • Reduces stress
  • Saves money
  • Fights off food insecurity
  • Increased nutrients
  • Contributes to sustainable living

Protects health

It is a well-known fact that plants & trees have a calming influence on your mind & body. Some species not only add beauty to the decor of our house but also purify the indoor air.

That’s why we give this point the priority in our article. Even if you do not have space in your home for a garden, you can simply create a garden on your windowsill or in the empty space of your backyard or garage and enjoy the benefits of having a kitchen garden. Not only these plants will purify indoor air but you will also receive a fresh supply of oxygen and also it will add beauty & colors to your home decor.

Access to healthy & fresh vegetables

One of the best benefits of having a kitchen garden is that it provides a large range of vegetables free from harmful chemicals & pesticides that can cause serious health issues. You can get health & organic vegetables at home without making a lot of effort.

Reduces stress

Another major benefit of having a kitchen garden is that it will keep your mental health in check. Research proved that trees & plants have a calming influence on your mind. Fresh air &a little bit of work out during gardening may help you to reduce stress & also make you fit physically even if don’t have time for gym or morning walk. Gardening is like killing two birds with one stone.

Saves money

Another major benefit of having a kitchen garden is that it can help you save your time & money that you spend on groceries. If you grow fresh basil, spinach, coriander & cherry tomatoes in your kitchen garden, you do not have to go out for buying these ingredients whenever you want to enjoy the fresh & healthy salad.

Herbs & vegetables grown at home are better than those available in the market & also one can’t give a guarantee of the freshness of those herbs & vegetables. The major benefit of growing a kitchen garden is that most of the herbs & vegetables can be produced by the leftover kitchen scraps.

Fights off food insecurity

Another major benefit & reason for having a kitchen garden is that it also helps in fighting food insecurity. You will consume regularly the vegetables produced in your kitchen & you do not have to go to the local market to buy.

So, if there is a shortage of any vegetables in the market you would be less bothered by it. Because ou has a bunch of every vegetable that you have grown on your windowsill ready to be used.

Increased nutrients

The best way to guarantee increased nutrients is to grow vegetables in your kitchen garden. In this way, you would ensure that the vegetables & herbs are pure & free form pesticides & other harmful chemicals. You can also use kitchen waste like fruits & vegetable waste as good compost.

Contributes to sustainable living

Sustainable gardening is trending these days. It does not only mean utilizing but also conserving them. It is a practice that brings a change in the way a person is living.

Sustainable gardening teaches you how to use compost kitchen throw-outs, how to conserve water & also how to grow plants from cut out pieces of vegetables. You can also save seeds from the previous harvest. For example, if all the marigold flowers have wilted, you can store the seeds & dry them so that you can use them in the next season for growing marigold flowers.

When you will grow your own kitchen garden, it is up to you to decide, what goes into the soil & plants as a natural fertilizer to produce pesticides free herbs & vegetables. 

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How to stay safe during coronavirus Epidemic

According to the latest update, medical test kits for diagnosis of the coronavirus illness have arrived from china & Japan in Pakistan. The number of people affected by this deadly virus is constantly rising. Around 28,000 cases have been reported across the world. Approximately 500 deaths have been reported in China. The first death outside china has occurred in the Philippines. Many other countries are also affected by this deadly virus but numbers are limited. Three cases also have been reported in India. Some students that came from China are also infected by this virus.

Pakistan also resumed its flight operations to china & bringing back its people from China. The death toll from the new deadly coronavirus is continuously rising in “Wuhan”. This deadly virus has spread across the globe. According to a report, more than 150 people have died & more than 5000 got infected as of Jan. 28, 2020.     

Thailand is the second most affected country after China. More than 14 cases have been confirmed in Thailand.

In this article we will explain:

  • What is the corona virus?
  • Coronavirus symptoms
  • Who is prone to the virus?
  • How to avoid spreading the corona virus?
  • Coronavirus prevention tips
  • Corona isolation techniques
  • Countries which are affected by the coronavirus
  • Travel advise to china & other infected countries
  • Tips to travel safely
  • Safe measure at Airports

Please read carefully all the instructions & also share it with your beloved ones.

What is coronavirus?

2019-nCoV or 2019 Novel Corona Virus is a new kind of respiratory virus that was identified in Wuhan province, China for the very first time. Public health officials are still unable to identify the source of this deadly virus.

The new strain of this deadly virus was first detected in central china on Sec. 31, 2019. It was initially liked to the Wuhan’s seafood market which was also selling snakes & bats. Health experts & doctors believe that people who touch infected animals or eat their meat got infected by a coronavirus. However, new research suggests that the origin of this deadly coronavirus is somewhere else. Later, it spread through Wuhan wholesale Seafood Market.

Earlier in 2003, another deadly virus SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) was also spread via animals.

Coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of this deadly virus are quite similar to those observed during pneumonia & flu. The symptoms are:

  • Difficulty in breathing, fever & dry cough
  • Diarrhea & Gastrointestinal problems
  • Fluid starts filling up the lungs
  • In severe cases, death caused by kidney failure

Who is prone to the virus?

  • Those who got in contact with patients suffering from coronavirus
  • Children, elderly people or those o have low immunity are most likely to get infected by a deadly coronavirus
  • People traveling to countries that are infected by this deadly virus
  • People those eat seafood or undercooked food
  • People who are not taking any precautionary measures

How to avoid spreading coronavirus?

Doctors have defined a set of instructions to avoid the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

  • Don’t come in contact with the people who are infected by this deadly virus as this virus is spread through droplets according to health experts & doctors. (In short practice social distancing. you will learn more about how to practice social distancing in our blog.)
  • Since the virus is spread through droplets, sneezing & coughing can cause the spread of this deadly virus
  • If you are suffering from flu symptoms, avoid touching your eyes, hands or nose as it can spread the disease. Cover your mouth & nose with a tissue or face mask & throw it immediately in the dustbin. (you will also find details about types of masks & how to wear them in our blog.)

Coronavirus prevention tips

  • Make sure to eat the food that is high in Vitamin C
  • Cont visit animal markets without taking any precautionary measures
  • Try to build your stamina & strengthen your immune system by taking good care of your health
  • Don’t consume undercooked or uncooked food.
  • Wash your hands & mouth regularly

Corona isolation techniques

Quarantine & Isolation are the two major tools to control the spread of coronavirus. As per the coronavirus isolation guideline, a 14 days isolation period is recommended for those showing flu-like symptoms or those who traveled to the disease-stricken cities or any part of china.

This measure helps avoid spreading the deadly virus. People ask, why a specific number of days for coronavirus isolation? Because 14 days is the incubation period of this deadly virus. As world health organization (WHO) has termed it a global health emergency, special screening measures are also installed at airports across the world.

Countries which are affected by the corona virus

Apart from China, there are many countries that have been affected by this deadly coronavirus. One of the main reasons behind the spreading of this virus is the Lunar New Year celebration season. During Lunar New Year, millions of people travel to & across china. Malaysia, Thailand, United States, Germany, Spain, Canada, Finland, Nepal, Russia, Australia, Sweden, Taiwan, Singapore, UK, Italy, Macao, South Korea, France, Philippines & Japan are the countries where new cases of this virus have been reported.

Because of the deadly virus, the USA declared the public health emergency on Jan. 31, 2020 & announced the barring of foreign nationals who have been recently visited China. People w traveled to China’s Hubei province in the past two weeks are asked to spend a 14-day quarantine period.  

20 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Japan. A cruise chip in China was quarantined when an 80 years old passenger diagnosed for the coronavirus that traveled from Tokyo. The passengers on the ship remain in the coronavirus isolation for a 14-days period.

The government of Japan officially classified it as a deadly virus on February 1, 2020. Holders of Chinese passport will also be prohibited from entering the country. Any foreign nationals traveling to Japan will be asked about their whereabouts for the last two weeks & also asked if they visited china recently & if they reply in affirmation, they won’t be allowed to enter in Japan.

Twenty-five cases also have been reported in Thailand. Three cases have been reported in the Kerala state of India. Around 12 people are in-home quarantine & have been advised to avoid attending any public event or function.  

Travel advise to china & other infected countries

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommended avoiding all possible travel to Wuhan & other affected areas. The government of China is also taking special measures to isolate the city & shut down the entire transport system in the affected areas. The government of China also canceled all the public activities & events for the Lunar year celebrations.

If you had planned your trip to China for Lunar year celebrations, ask your Travel Company or airline if you can refund your amount. There are many other airlines including the Cathay Pacific Airways that are refunding airplane ticket charges.  

Tips to travel safely

If you have to visit any part of the world during this deadly virus outbreak, check out the following safety tips to fight against coronavirus:

  • Wear a protective face mask, gloves as the deadly virus is spread through droplets from coughing & sneezing
  • Carry your own blanket & pillow. Don’t use pillow & blanket provided by others as you never know if it is infected?
  • Make sure to wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends using an alcohol-based hand wash or using plenty of soap & water. Also, carry hand sanitizer in your travel bag.
  • Don’t shake hands with the person who is sneezing or coughing & also don’t sit near them
  • Whenever you use tissue paper for wiping your hands, nose or mouth, immediately throw it in the dustbin
  • Wipe your seats & tray tables with sanitizers as an added precautionary measure

Safe measure at Airports

Different airports have been installed screening methods to identify infected passengers. Airports in Malaysia, United States, Canada & Thailand have implemented more stringent screening measures. Passengers & crew members traveling from China are being made to undergo thermal screening. Special medical bays have been prepared for those passengers who show the symptoms of the deadly coronavirus. Flight attendants & airport staff have been asked to wear protective masks.

Pakistan has also taken a special measure. Thermal scanners have been installed at Peshawar, Karachi, Islamabad & Lahore airports to scan passengers arriving at international terminals.  

These are the few helpful tips for those who are traveling across the world. I hope these tips will help you & your family against deadly coronavirus.

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As you all know Izloo Classified provides you the opportunity to post free ads on this site. Izloo classified provides free ads for different kinds of products as well. If you are looking for a product and want to promote your company or business online, you can promote your business by posting an ad here. It is up to you what kind of ad you want to put for your product. We also provide reviews of different products. You can also know about the product quality from those reviews.

Izloo Classified also helps you to find the customer/buyer for your products. Izloo also gives you the opportunity to deal with the buyer or seller of your products face to face. From Izloo Classified paid membership you can also boost up your classified ad and set your ad as featured. This feature will help you to show your ads to maximum people and it will be easy for you to find the right customer/buyer for the products. It is the best platform to promote your business.

If you are looking to buy products online, you also can find reviews of different products here. You can also post an ad here for your product & service. We help you to make the right decision.

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Things to consider when buying furniture online in Pakistan

Similar to other developed countries, the online market is rapidly expanding in Pakistan. Now, one can buy anything online with the help of a few taps. Now buying furniture online in Pakistan is very common even using technology is not easy for everyone. Online purchase excites buyers but the risk factor is too high. No one can give a guarantee of the seller or the product. Finding a reliable seller that guarantees quality, offers affordable shipping & also offers return policy is really tricky and is considered as among one of the most crucial things.

People usually ask, is there any way to remove stress & uncertainty from online shopping? How can one make sure that he/she is not being scammed? Well, we select a few points that will help you to avoid scammers while buying things online in Pakistan. 

Top tips for buying furniture online in Pakistan

Online shipping seems fun but it is also dangerous. It may sound interesting & amazing to have a large variety of products you want to buy but you can easily get tired by swiping left & right and also too many options might leave you more confused. In confusion, you either end up buying a useless product or walk away with something not suitable for you.

If you are determined to buy furniture online, it will take weeks. Finding the right product that fulfills your requirements will take time. Do not stress out yourself before buying anything online. We will help you out. Take a look at our handy tips before buying home furniture or any other product online:

  • Always check the store’s reviews
  • Make sure the store offers a return or refund policy
  • Double-check extra & shipment cost
  • Examine pictures & description
  • Look for coupons & discounts & compare with the original price
  • Opt for brick and mortar stores

Always check the store’s reviews

The first and most important step before buying any product online is to have a complete background check of the store. If you want to know about the store, first check the information given in the store’s “About” section. Secondly, search for the Facebook page of that store and read the reviews left by different customers on the facebook page. Seller may have reviews on the website but you need to check on the Facebook page also as the seller can easily manipulate the reviews on the website as he or she has the control to modify and manipulate reviews.

One more thing keeps in mind that reputable & professional stores love to boast about their company & work. They love to share their history in detail. You will also find bad reviews about the store but if the overall rating of a store is too low it indicates that the company is not reliable and also they are not delivering the things they are offering.

Make sure the store offers a return or refund policy

If you are determined to buy online, look for stores that have flexible return policies. It is best to avoid buying websites or store that does not offer clear return policies.

Some stores or websites also ask customers to bear the cost of return shipping. If you find such stores make sure t avoid them at any cost. If you have ordered heavy furniture from another city, the return shipping of it will cost you thousands of bucks and it will be a burden on your pocket.

Double-check extra & shipment cost

Above mentioned key points, another important point that one has to keep in mind is to calculate other charges. Sometimes products are affordable but the shipment charges are too much.

Many online stores in Pakistan offer free delivery in cases when the orders meet the minimum order requirements of the store but in that case, some might charge additional charges to deliver the products on your doorstep. However, in the case of buying furniture online, it is good to pay some extra bucks for the furniture’s safety as it tends to be fragile. Please, double-check the charges before ordering to avoid any kind on mishap later.

Examine pictures & description

No doubt online stores have made our life a lot easier. You can buy any product without taking a step outside of your home.

From food to furniture, everything is available online. You also find a large range of variety. But buying furniture online is different from buying food and cosmetics. For example, if you ordered potato, you will get potato but the same cannot be applied for the furniture. For example, if you want to order something but have doubts about the quality or color what should you do?

Well, in that case, contact customer service and ask your queries but if they are unable to satisfy your doubts do not buy from them. Buying furniture online is tricky, you need to examine it personally before buying it.

Most of the time, stores failed to fulfill your demands, they deliver another thing so it is best to visit the outlet of that store if available in your city, to avoid suspicion.  

Look for coupons & discounts & compare with the original price

It is recommended do not buy from the stores that come across the very first. Do a little research and find who offers the best deals.

Take notes of the furniture cost, shipping cost, return policies & additional takes from one website & then compare it with different websites. It surely demands a little time & energy but the end result will make all clear.

Furthermore, internet retailers also offer sales & coupons on special occasions. You can get benefit from these sellers. So, it is best to wait for occasions like Eid, Ramadan, end of season sale, clearance sale etc. Who knows, you might able to get your favorite furniture on sale at affordable prices. Buying during the clearance sale is really helpful, you will get a discount of up to 70% on products.    

Opt for brick and mortar stores

If you have doubt about the quality and color of a product from an online store, you should have to check the pictures & description with a critical eye:

Good reviews about a store build credibility but have you personally checked the reviews? You have to check it yourself and make sure the reviews are not fake.

Some online furniture stores in Pakistan also provide pictures taken from clients’ phones with reviews. These photos help buyers in making their choice & clear all the doubts that new buyers have. Buyers also provide pictures from different angles that give you a better insight into the furniture.

Before ordering, read the full description of the furniture. In this way, you do not get scammed later on. If you have a habit of skin reading, you have to drop it before buying anything because this habit of you will cost you thousands of bucks.

Carefully read the description of the products since the sellers tend to choose the terms carefully. For example, furniture stores will not use words as “made of synthetic material” rather they will write “composite woods”, which is different from solid wood.

Sometimes pictures can be deceiving. So, never assume the furniture’s measurements from the picture. Always read the description carefully to confirm the measurements. Next, you need to think about where to place it.

Have you ever bought furniture online? If yes, please sure your valuable reviews with us via the comment section below. For more tips keep visiting our blog and also subscribe to Izloo.com.pk.

How Can Izloo Classified Help?

As you all know Izloo Classified provides you the opportunity to post free ads on this site. Izloo classified provides free ads for different kinds of products as well. If you are looking for a product and want to promote your company or business online, you can promote your business by posting an ad here. It is up to you what kind of ad you want to put for your product. We also provide reviews of different products. You can also know about the product quality from those reviews.

Izloo Classified also helps you to find the customer/buyer for your products. Izloo also gives you the opportunity to deal with the buyer or seller of your products face to face. From Izloo Classified paid membership you can also boost up your classified ad and set your ad as featured. This feature will help you to show your ads to maximum people and it will be easy for you to find the right customer/buyer for the products. It is the best platform to promote your business.

If you are looking to buy products online, you also can find reviews of different products here. You can also post an ad here for your product & service. We help you to make the right decision.

Here is the link from where you can Post free ads on our website:

https://www.izloo.com.pk/

Above we shared tips to stay consider when buying furniture online in Pakistan. If you know other tips except these, feel free to share us via the comments section or if you have any queries related to the article or website feel free to ask us in the comments section below. Good luck

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