After the provincial government of Sindh has decided to resume the business activity in Karachi, the large markets in metropolis have been divided into 13 different sectors.
According to the details, the government divided markets into 13 sectors for reopening one after another on a rational basis on different days during the lockdown due to the novel coronavirus.
The authorities of the provincial government belief that the reopening of all the shops at a time will be deleterious to the efforts in place to slow down the spread of the deadly virus in the province.
The plan to divide the large markets of the metropolis into 13 different sectors is the part of the recommendations submitted by a ministerial committee to the Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah for devising a proper mechanism and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for reopening of the markets in Karachi in a phased manner during the coronavirus lockdown.
According to the details, four ministers of the provincial cabinet of Sindh Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Saeed Ghani, Mukesh Kumar Chawla, and Imtiaz Shaikh were the part of the ministerial committee, which held negotiations with the city’s small traders’ representatives at the office of the Commissioner Karachi for devising a consensus mechanism and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the reopening of markets in the capital city of Sindh, Karachi.