APRA criticises Sindh govt for not lifting restrictions

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The owners of restaurants have criticised the Sindh government for not lift the COVID-related restrictions and non-provision of financial relief.

The president of All Pakistan Restaurant Association (APRA) Babar Nehal said in a statement after chairing a session of the organisation’s office-bearers that the restaurants were neither allowed to work freely nor being provided financial relief by the Sindh government.

Babar Nehal said that the property owners have not pardoned the rent of restaurant buildings.

Former APRA chairman Waqas Azim said that restaurants are being opened across the country from May 24 and APRA will also permit the restaurant owners to resume the activities under the standard operating procedures (SOPs) against COVID-19
Waqas Azim slammed the provincial government, saying the restaurants are not considered as an industry by the Sindh authorities.

It may be noted here that all provinces have granted permission to restaurants to open except the Sindh.—INP