The decision was made in the light of a court order after federal approval. Home Department notification issued. Photo, file

Karachi: The Sindh government has given permission to open a shopping plaza and continue business seven days a week after getting approval from the federation.

According to Express News, the Sindh government has directed the Ministry of National Health Regulations regarding the shopping plaza under court orders. Application Was sent to which a reply has been received. The reply said that the National Command and Operations Center had reviewed the Sindh government's request and had no objection to the move. The provincial government should strictly implement the SOP in case of opening of shopping plazas.

The provincial home department, certified by the federation, has issued an order to allow business activities in the shopping plaza from 8 am to 5 pm. In addition, the amended order also allows business to continue seven days a week in the province.

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On the other hand, a meeting of all the District Deputy Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners and representatives of shopping malls was held under the chairmanship of Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalawani to decide the rules and regulations. Instructing the Deputy Commissioners to monitor the implementation of SOPs and take action on violations.

SOPs for shopping malls

Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalawani has issued notification of SOPs for shopping malls, according to which shoppers below 12 years of age and above 55 years of age will not be allowed to enter the malls. Buyers' hands will be sterilized with a sanitizer. No buyer will enter the mall without a mask. The number of buyers entering the malls can be determined by looking at their entry. Help will be sought digitally to ensure social distance. The general number of buyers will be reduced by at least one-third.

In addition, any buyer suffering from fever, cold or cough will not be allowed to enter the mall or center. Every buyer will be scanned with thermal gun. Instructions will be prominently displayed.

Small traders appeal to Chief Justice

Karachi's small traders have requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan to issue an order to open shopping malls after Iftar till 2 pm. Atiq Mir, president of All Karachi Traders Union, said that as a result of the decision of Chief Justice of Pakistan, all shopping malls in Karachi have been reopened and satisfactory business has started on 20,000 shops in more than 40 shopping malls of the city. The child prays for the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

He said that due to lockdown, business hours are fixed at 4 pm and buyers are forced to go out in extreme heat while fasting. Therefore, the Chief Justice is requested to keep in view the ground realities. Order to open until.


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