Karachi traders to observe notified business hours till Monday



Staff Reporter

The traders’ action committee in the port city postponed its decision to extend business hours by two hours (from 06:00pm to 08:00pm) after holding talks with the Sindh government on Saturday.

The negotiations between the Sindh government and traders’ alliance remained successful.

The traders agreed to wait till Monday regarding the latest order from the provincial authorities after a session of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) to review the Covid-19 situation in the country.

Sindh Information Minister Nasir Shah said in a media statement that Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has been apprised of the demands of the traders.

A session of NCOC will be held on Monday and the provincial government will give good news to the traders soon.

He said that complaints of traders will be addressed by the government. He clarified that markets will be allowed to open till 6:00 pm and the next decision regarding business timings will be taken after the NCOC session on Monday.

Moreover, Commissioner Karachi also announced that commercial activities will be closed at 6:00pm in accordance with the notification of the provincial home department.