Centaurus Mall is one of Islamabad's hottest attractions. Yet the mall's management caused a roar on social media when it announced on Thursday that the mall would enforce an entry fee of Rs. 100... to go shopping.
However, that isn't what rubbed people the wrong way. In a public notice, the administration of the mall also included an exhaustive list of people who would be exempt from paying the fee, which by the way includes every single person who can actually afford to pay it.
Government officials and 'celebrities' are exempt from paying the Rs. 100 fee. Exempt also are women, children, senior citizens, members of bar councils, 'Famous Players of Hockey, Cricket, Football and Golf' and 'Doctors and teaching faculty of all Universities.' So who exactly is the mall trying to keep out?
This attempt at class policing was not taken lightly.
The focus soon shifted on how it was attempt to single out people from Pindi.
Not everyone took the announcement so seriously though.
Who decides who's famous and who should get perks?
Some just thought too deeply about it, not finding anything wrong with the imposition!
Whereas others didn't care at all.
Robin Scherbatsky from How I Met Your Mother had a fair point. Everyone loves the mall so why the discrimination, Centaurus?