The Meena Bazaar building may have grown old from the outside and crammed from the inside, but the same women have been working and running their businesses at the bazaar for decades. Many still have memories of its inception fresh in their minds. Made in early 1970s, Meena Bazaar was the first of its kind in Pakistan as it was specifically designed for women entrepreneurs. This exclusive bazaar has gifted its dwellers with a lot of good and bad memories over the years.
Made by a businessman, Piarai Mian, with an aim to help destitute women become self-reliant, Meena Bazaar is equally popular among married, divorced and widowed women as well as unmarried young girls who want to earn an income without inviting the protest of their relatives.