Rangers and police across the city have ensured to impose complete ban on unnecessary movement of citizens after 8pm, owing to the Sindh government’s strict directives.
The citizens have been warned by the authorities to restrict movement after 8pm or else a strict action would be taken against them.
All busy markets and shops in Karachi will be closed down by the police after 8pm. The only exception will be given to medical stores, milk shops and bakeries.
Barriers have been deployed along highways to avoid heavy flow of traffic, across the city.
A number of checkpoints have been set up across the city with police patrolling the streets and announcing through patrol vehicles to restrict movement after 8pm.
Keeping in accordance the directive given by Sindh Home Department which suggested that after 8pm, only two people will be allowed to travel in a car, at a time.
In the first phase of lockdown, the police are ensuring to make the people aware of the new law and order.
They are also being informed of how the police can take a legal action in terms of violation of the lockdown without any genuine reason.
The government’s decision is supported by the citizens as it is the requirement of the pressing times.
While chairing meeting of Anti-coronavirus Task Force Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had directed IG Sindh to stop unnecessary movement of people in vehicles.
Shah had given directives to IG to ensure a strict ban on movement across the city.
He is of a view that if people will cooperate with the government, there would be a significant decline in the number of cases after a period of two weeks only and regular working hours can be resumed.