Islamabad's Centaurus Mall imposes Rs100 entry charge — leads to outcry on social media
The management in a press statement stated that an Entry Coupon of Rs.100 has been introduced for the visitors to facilitate them in best possible manner.
Management is of the view that this will be helpful in providing a better atmosphere to the shoppers and the problem of overcrowding will also be overcome.
The amount of coupon will be adjustable in the shopping that the visitor does from the Centaurus Mall but only on the same day of visit.
However, the amount of coupon will be adjustable in the shopping that the visitor does from the Centaurus Mall but only on the same day of visit.
On the other hand, the administration has exempted some of the professionals from the entry coupon after showing their professional identity cards.
According to Centaurus Mall management children under 12 and women, judges, advocates, journalists, MNA’s, MPA’s, armed forces personnel, old age citizens, special people, police, teachers of universities, doctors, government employees and many others will be exempted from paying entrance charges.
Pakistani twitterati took it upon themselves to trend the news with the hashtag #Centaurus and offered their views, with a tinge of humour:-
Lol pindi boys now have to spend extra 100 rupess just to enter in #Centaurus mall Islamabad !!
— Aamir aka THE FLASH (@iMalaiBoti) July 3, 2015
Amid the entire #Centaurus entry fee drama, did anyone realize the notice is full of grammatical, sentence structure & spelling errors?
— Zarmena (@Zarmena) July 2, 2015
— Fahad Khan Official (@FaaadKhan) July 2, 2015
— Noman Ashraf (@Ch_Noman_Ashraf) July 2, 2015
Say NO to poundi #Centaurus
— Noman Naseer (@NomanNaseer33) July 2, 2015
Although #Centaurus entry fee is against basic consumer rights but I’m a witness of how pindi dhok-wals are eve teasing and brushing bodies.
— ~Sparkle~ (@HinnaRx) July 2, 2015
— Parlor Buzz (@ParlorBuzz) July 2, 2015
— Asif Hayat (@hayatasif72) July 2, 2015
— Diya Rahman (@diyarahman99) July 2, 2015
100 rs tax on poondi, what a day to be alive #centaurus
— Uzair (@Uzee90) July 2, 2015
Main taurus hun kia mere lie bhi concession hoga? #Centaurus
— Al Haris AlMahajir (@hsaasm) July 2, 2015
— Nacir (@iamnasir786) July 2, 2015
100Rs Entry ticket? It is a shopping Mall not a Zoo #Centaurus
— Shakeel (@itsshakes) July 2, 2015
Congratulations #Centaurus management… You just lost 65% of daily revenue.
— ِاینگری کُکڑ (@Wajio_666) July 2, 2015
Seriously pissed off about this #Centaurus entry ticket thing. Mall is too crowded – seriously?!? It’s a mall! What did you expect!
— Imperial Marcher (@MavIncognito) July 2, 2015
Want eye-candy without having a 100 bucks to spend? #Centaurus isn’t for you, son. Apki jagah Aabpara/Peshawar more hai
— Fahad (@Fahahahahahad) July 2, 2015