All markets in Sindh are to open from tomorrow, as announced by the Traders’ Alliance Chairman Jamil Ahmed Paracha today, as per the reports of local media.
While addressing a press conference he said that the traders have shpwn cooperation with the government of Sindh amid the epidemic by shutting their businesses and all markets for 28 days, however, now the markets across Karachi would be opened from the 15th of this month as lockdown has cuased huge losses for the traders.
He also said that the business owners are no more in position to pay salaries amid the zero sales conditions, and added if the lockdown was not lifted or relaxed the traders would be urged to lay off their employees.
He further added that if they were not given the permit to resume business operations from the 15th of April, the traders would then make use of the second option by staging a sit-in in front of the CM hosue.
He also mentioned that the governor of Sindh and the CM Sindh are responsbile for the entire situation as they made the announcment to address to the issues of the traders but not one from both of them had made any contact so far.
Paracha said that they would be resuming the activities by taking in all the needed and neccessary preventive measures and also indicated that the government has failed to provide for the daily wage earners.