On Monday, the Supreme Court has ordered to open all the shopping malls across Pakistan that were closed previously as part of the preventive protocols to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Chief Justice of Pakistan, Gulzar Ahmed led bench of the top court declared that the decision of the government to keep the businesses closed on Saturdays and Sundays void.
CJP indicated to the ones appearing before the court in the case that you do not want to buy the clothes, however, some others want to do so. He also said that there are a lot many families that manage to wear new clothes only on the occasion of Eid.
The Supreme Court asked the Commissioner of Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani to permit all the markets in the city to resume their operations and forbade the city administration from sealing shops and business centers.
The court has also asked the commissioner to open the markets that had been sealed because of the violation of the government’s issued SOPs.
CJP told the city administration to make sure that the SOPs are implemented properly instead of sealing the markets. He said that the small traders could die of hunger rather than the deadly virus if they are not granted permission to run their businesses.