Ahead of Eid ul Adha, Sindh govt lifts restrictions on market timings

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July 03, 2022

Sindh govt decides to revert notification issued regarding time limitations for businesses as Eid ul Adha is around corner

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People ignore SOPs for social distancing while shopping for Eid at a cloth market. — INP/File

KARACHI: The Government of Sindh Sunday decided to revert the notification issued regarding time limitations for businesses as Eid ul Adha is around the corner.

According to a notification issued by the province's home department, the restriction will come back into force from July 11.

“On the eve of Eid ul Adha, the Government of Sindh is pleased to suspend the operation of this department notifications […] regarding imposing restrictions on closing hours of various shops, restaurants, wedding halls, etc in the territorial jurisdiction of Sindh province with immediate effect,” the notification read.

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The decision to suspend the closure orders has been taken in the "interest of the people", it mentioned.

Earlier in June, the Government of Sindh directed all markets across the province to close at 9pm in order to save electricity as the country was witnessing constant power outages.

It was said that the measure would remain in effect till July 16, however, with Eid ul Adha just around the corner, the provincial government has decided to lift the restrictions temporarily.

A day prior, Islamabad and Punjab had also allowed markets to remain open till late at night in order to facilitate the business community and people for Eid shopping.



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