KARACHI, Dec 23: Crowds of people of all ages thronged into the Expo Centre again on Saturday, the second day of the country’s largest and popular extravaganza – All About Lifestyles Winter 2006 – packing all the six halls and the open space around them to their capacity by evening.

Visiting families were seen taking keen interest in the merchandise at scores of tastefully decorated stalls where they were being offered household, consumer and other items on at very competitive prices.

Women and children in large numbers especially enjoyed delicious foods at separate stalls surrounding the halls.

Among other special features of the day was a visit by some 300 special children, led by known social worker Jimmy Engineer. For the special children, it was a thrilling experience to go round the stalls at the spectacular exhibition along with their parents and teachers.

Dog show was the other salient feature that drew big crowds. The show and dog competition was watched with interest by dog and animal lovers

Mirza Saif Baig, who acted as judge of the competition, said 25 dogs participated in the competition. The dogs brought by Nasreen Khanjee and Imran Hussein were declared ‘Excellent-1’ and those by Imran Hussain and Haider Bajwa were declared ‘Excellent-2’.

The dogs fielded in the competition by Samar Hussain, Farhat Rashid and Shahzad Arshad were declared ‘Very Promising-1’ while those brought in by Imran Hussain and Tariq Razi secured the title of ‘Very Good’.

Sunday (December 24) is the last day of the exhibition. It will open to public at 11am and continue until 10pm. — A Reporter