Marriage halls have been reopened in different areas of Karachi after the Sindh government relaxed COVID-related restrictions.
Post-announcement of the permission, the wedding halls were reopened in Federal B Area, North Nazimabad, Water Pump, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Johar, Korangi, Orangi Town, Shah Faisal Colony, Model Colony, Surjani Town, North Karachi and others.
The marriage hall owners and employees have celebrated the occasion by sacrificing goats, offering nafl prayers and distributing sweets after being granted to reopen the event places by the provincial authorities.
The president of All Karachi Marriage Halls Association (AKMHA) Rana Raees expressed gratitude to the Sindh government for granting the permission.
He vowed that the marriage hall owners will assure compliance with COVID-related standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Raees detailed that only 150 persons will be allowed to gather in any marriage hall or any other venue.
The owners will make arrangements for 30 per cent ventilation at all venues, said AKMHA president, adding that the citizens are requested to follow the mandatory SOPs.