In the above photograph workers are packing Heena (Mehndi) in plastic cones at a domestic unit. This Eid-ul-Fitr eve item earns a windfall to markets and retailers every year. The cottage industry, which falls under the informal sector, produces such festival-related hot items.
According to Labour Force Survey 2010-11 the employment n informal sector increased to 72.4 per cent in 2010-11 from 70.6 per cent in 2008-09. Though the informal sector generates higher employment than the formal sector, it also leaves workers open to exploitation by the employers.
Heena (Mehndi)sale on Eid-ul-Fitr increases a lot and women in Pakistan specially in Karachi & Lahore use this product on large scale on Chand Raat.