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Sindh extends decision to close wedding halls by 10pm until February 2017

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KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday announced that a decision for the closure of wedding halls by 10pm in Sindh from November 1 this year has been postponed.

Now the implementation of his earlier order would begin from February 1, 2017.

Moreover, a long-debated one-dish rule at weddings would also become introduced effective, most likely, from the same date. It has already been clarified however that one-dish meant rice or roti, naan with salad and a sweet dish.

Reportedly, Chief Minister Sindh during a meeting on Saturday was informed that under current situation an early implementation of his order would create problems for people; therefore, it should be postponed.

Previously, the Sindh government had insisted that wedding halls and shops in the province must be closed by 10pm and 7pm respectively from November 1.

The decision by the Sindh government was taken when it started witnessing that weddings functions at halls, clubs and local hotels were beginning and ending very late.

Besides, the government also noted that there was no limit to the number dishes being served at weddings, terming it a sheer wastage of money in a developing country with rising inflation.

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