The directives issued by the Sindh home department impose new restrictions in a bid to curb the coronavirus which will be made effective from May 16.
The new set of orders stated that the markets and other trade activities will be closed till 6:00 pm, whereas, the business centres across the province will be completely closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The notification read that the decision was taken owing to a demand from the local traders.
Sindh Trader Alliance Chairman Jameel Paracha on Thursday rejected the Sindh government’s decision of closing all markets on Friday
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Dismissing reports about reopening of Punjab’s shopping malls and markets as ‘fake’, the provincial government on Thursday clarified that the bazaars will remain closed till further orders.
The provincial government has allowed continuing businesses at markets and shopping malls between 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar also ordered to impose a smart lockdown in the province on Eidul Azha.
The commissioner took notice of the consistent violations of partial lockdown measures and precautionary steps besides warning those running shops which were not allowed to be reopened by the government.