Retailers seek permission to conduct online business

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The retailers have demanded of the government to allow them to start online business amid lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
The demand was put forward to Governor Sindh Imran Ismail on Monday as a delegation of the Pakistan Retail Business Council called on him at the Governor House. The governor assured the visitors cooperation of state to boost up business activities in every possible way. The delegation included Chairman PRBC Ziad Bashir, Shamoon Sultan, Sohail Khan, Abid Omar, Yasin Paracha, Altaf Hashwani, Junaid Dandia and Asfandyar Farrukh.
Imran Ismail asked the retailers to run their businesses in view of the precautions laid down by the government and according to the principles adopted by the world in this difficult time. The meeting discussed the situation caused by the Corona virus and its impact on business activities, its remedial measures and the restoration of business activities.
The delegates demanded that they be allowed to conduct online business as underway in US, UK and other European countries. The Governor Sindh agreed that Coronavirus and lockdown have increased the trend of online business. Imran Ismai said that the retail sector should take steps to provide facilities to its employees and in mitigating their problems.
The Governor assured that steps would be taken to facilitate the retail sector. “The corona and lockdown have hit the retail business a lot,” said Shamoon Sultan. He added that the retail sector needs government support to continue its business activities, especially with the permission for the online business. “The online service will benefit the sector in a big way,” Sultan viewed.

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