Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah announces that all the businesses in Sindh will be allowed to open 4 days in a week from 9 am to 3 pm.
The decision took place in the meeting of the Sindh cabinet chaired by Murad Ali Shah.
As per the decision, all the shops and grocery stores will function from Monday to Thursday from 8 am-5 pm. SOPs for the businesses will also be provided by the Sindh Government which will become effective as quickly as possible. Any violation of the SOPs will result in the closure of the relevant market or shop.
Also, the government has allowed home delivery of the food items from 5 pm-10 pm during Ramzan. But the delivery of food items will be prohibited in the Sehri time.
The lockdown will continue after 5 pm all over Sindh, CM Sindh said.
The standard operating procedures (SOPs) for businesses have been finalized by the Sindh government after the consultation with the traders in order to continue operations during the lockdown.
The new SOPs have clubbed all the car showrooms, Mechanic shops, and other businesses related to automobiles together and they all will work on the same day.
The cloth and garment shops, tailoring shops, boutiques, embroidery shops, and other relevant businesses have also been put in the same category as per the SOP.
Markets and shops dealing with electronic items, mobile markets and electronics, and mobile repairing shops have been put together in a category. On the other hand, shops that sell furniture, carpets, crockery, bedding, and other household item are combined together.
A category also comprises businesses that deal with construction goods, hardware shops, markets selling wood and iron, sanitary ware shops and carpenter shops.
Another category carries businesses dealing in motor and engineering services, industrial goods and materials, and repair shops.