It has been assured by Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar that the businesses will open as soon as it gets possible. It is expected that the coronavirus lockdown will be relieved from May 10th. Also, chances are that businesses will open again under strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
In the meeting with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (RCCI) delegation the governor said that he has discussed this issue with Prime Minister Imran Khan and has sent suggestions regarding SOPs.
He said, “The government is aware of the plight of the business community.”
Also Sarwar claimed that a smart lockdown will only work if the SOPs are implemented. If they are not, it can do more harm than any good.
He said, “The government wanted to keep the wheels of the economy moving along with proper precautions to contain the spread of the virus.”
RCCI President Saboor Malik earlier explained to the Punjab governor about the many difficulties faced by the business community because of the lockdown.
He said, “It will be difficult to control the situation if the measures to open businesses are not taken immediately.”
In an earlier article, we informed our readers that the traders in Karachi announced on Monday that they will be resuming their businesses from Ramazan 15.