Roadside dhabas and khokas are an integral part of Pakistan’s culture. There are hundreds and thousands of khokas and dhabas across the country lined up aside major and minor roads in nearly all cities of Pakistan.
These Khokas have helped less privileged across Pakistan to start a small business and earn bread and butter for their family through selling essential goods such as bread, butter, eggs, tea and other important household groceries. Some khokas even sell bakery items along with tea.
Up til now, khokas across Pakistan have been stationary but a Pakistani company, Tez Raftar Motorbikes & Rickshaws is about to change the khoka culture by introducing mobile khokas.
The new mobile khokas by Tez Raftar uses a custom made rickshaw which is large enough to hold shelves that can help khoka owners stock essential items and sell them while on the road.
Tez Raftar is calling this initiative ‘Tez Raftar Karobar’ which aims to provide jobless youth with an opportunity to start a small business using their mobile shop. According to the company, the mobile shop can also be converted to a food shop if the owner wants.
The Tez Raftar Karobar mobile shops cost Rs. 250,000 to setup. The initial cost will get you racks and shop furniture alongside the customized rickshaw.
For more information on, visit the official Facebook page of Tez Raftar.