KP considering essential businesses’ opening following specific SoPs


Staff Reporter


Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that keeping in view the problems faced by the traders and business community as well as the general public in the prevailing situation, the provincial government is considering the option of opening some essential business under a specific schedule subject to the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) and guidelines adding that the government is working on devising a workable strategy to this effect; and very soon the traders will have a good news in this regard.
He was talking to a delegation of small traders of Peshawar city who called on him at Chief Minister Secretariat here on Tuesday and discussed with him matters related to opening of some business units essential with regard to the month of Ramzan and the upcoming Eid. The delegation comprised of Malik Abdullah Khan Saraf, Zafar Khattak, Abdul Razaq Chitrali, Sheikh Razaq, Bashir Zada and others. Provincial Minister for Labour Shaukat Yousafzai and Principal Secretary to CM Shahab Ali Shah were also present on the occasion.
Talking to the delegation, the Chief Minister said that the government fully realized the difficulties faced by the business community as well as the general public, due to some difficult decisions taken in the prevailing situation adding that these difficult decisions including lockdown are meant to ensure the safety of all segments of society; and the same is to the benefit of all.
He assured that the provincial government would do whatever it could to mitigate the sufferings of businesses community while ensuring the safety of the general public against Corona. ‘As per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, we are taking all the necessary measures to protect people from the corona pandemic as well as from hunger and starvation simultaneously’, Mahmood Khan remarked.