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Business to remain opened 24 hours a day under new notification


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

21st May, 2020. 05:44 pm
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Business to remain opened 24 hours a day under new notification

The Islamabad administration has decided to open business activities 24 hours a day, according to the notification issued.

According to the notification, shopping malls, salon, barber shops and other shops have been allowed to open 7 days a week under certain SOPs.

The notification states that shaking hands will be prohibited while shop keepers and consumers must wear masks and gloves.

The notification issued by the Islamabad administration further said that try rooms would be kept closed at clothing shops while shopkeepers would have to ensure social distance and use of sanitizers.

Earlier today, authorities in Karachi reopen the markets which were sealed previous week after traders flouted to implement on the SOPs announced by the government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Deputy commissioner for Karachi’s District South issued orders to reopen the markets sealed in the city’s Saddar area.

Meanwhile, an assistant commissioner also reopened Gul Plaza on MA Jinnah Road which was sealed for violation of SOPs by the shopkeepers.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Supreme Court had quashed the decision of the government to close markets and business activities on Saturdays and Sundays and also directed to open shopping malls across the country.

 

The court said that the order to close business for two days was a violation of Articles 4, 18 and 25 of the Constitution.

The written order later said that if businesses and industries remained closed for a long time, their resumption would be doubtful.

The court said that if businesses and industries were not restored, millions of workers would be on the streets and it would be impossible for the government to deal with such a catastrophe.

CJP Gulzar Ahmed also ordered commissioner Karachi and additional advocate general Sindh not to seal any market even if they flout to obey the SOPs.

“Instead of scaring them make them understand,” remarked the CJP, after the commissioner told the court that some markets were sealed for violating SOPs.

The court also ordered that small markets should be allowed to remain open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Also Read: Punjab govt issues SOPs for shops, businesses

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