The provincial industry and commerce department has issued a formal notification to further ease the lockdown. Photo, file

Lahore: The Punjab Department of Industry and Commerce has issued a formal notification for further easing of lockdown in the province, after which more than 25 more industries and institutions have been allowed to operate in the province.

After the approval of Chief Minister Usman Bazdar of Express News, in the notification issued by the Industry and Commerce Department, more industrial companies have been allowed to operate from Monday, May 18. According to the notification, power looms and automobile industry have been opened across the province. Bicycle, motorcycle and car manufacturers will also be able to start their work.

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According to the notification, food industry, flour mills, poultry feed mills and rice mills will also be allowed to operate. Livestock-related businesses are allowed to open. The protective clothing, mask, glove manufacturing, storage, printing, packaging sectors will also be able to start work. In addition, milk and milk products factories, sanitary ware, soap, tissue paper factories will also be able to continue operating.

According to the order, oil and gas production companies, Pak Arab refinery company, fertilizer factories have been allowed for production, transportation, storage. Tractor, thresher, harvester manufacturing companies, seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, animal feed Will also be allowed to open shops.

In addition, brick kilns, sand and gravel, cement, roofing factories, cement production, supply, electric appliance activities have also been restored.

Punjab Commerce Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal said that strict action would be taken against the violators of SOPs. Opening industries will have to fully comply with government SOPs and the factory or establishment will be sealed for violations.

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