LAHORE: Damas Jewelers, a popular brand of jewelry and ornaments in Lahore, is minting money in this testing time when Covid-19 has severely affected the people’s lives. While the country is passing through the worst-ever time since its inception, this jewelry brand of Lahore which earns in millions has not done anything for its customers and employees, it has been learnt. Both customers and employees of Damas complain that the brand isn’t treating them in a good way during this hard time and is instead minting money through unethical ways. “The brand earns in millions but we, the employees, here are not getting sufficient salary,” an employee told Daily Times on the condition of anonymity. “We faced very hard time during the lockdown but the employer didn’t give us any facility,” he said, adding that the employees at Damas are not entitled to health insurance and other such benefits despite the fact that they are working in very low salaries. “We can easily steal any item including the raw material worth millions but still we do our work with utmost honesty,” he said. “However, our employer doesn’t pay us for our honesty and hard work,” he complained.Damas is a famous brand of jewelry and ornaments having specialty in diamond and platinum. Situated at Lahore’s MM Alam Road, it offers costly rings, watches, bracelets, necklace and many other items. An old customer of Damas also looked unsatisfied with its products these days as she said that the quality has gone down in the past few months while the prices have gone up. “The wedding season is off due to the pandemic because government has imposed a ban on large gatherings and it seems that the Damas is trying to make money from old customers by charging high prices,” she said. They have increased the prices just recently while the quality of products is not up to the mark, she added.It is worth mentioning here that Damas was also once seen in litigation with famous actress of the past Babra Sharif. The actress had accused them for not paying rent of her property that they had acquired for their outlet in Lahore. The case was heard by former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar.