Traders demand change in weekly holidays

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Rawalpindi

Trade bodies of the city Wednesday demanded the government to reconsider the closing of businesses on Saturday and Sunday and allow the businesses to remain open till 10 pm.

A delegation led by President Traders Association Shahid Ghafoor Paracha and other representatives of various markets of the city met with the newly appointed Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali and requested the government to review its notification and made Friday and Saturday weekly holidays.

They said that the corona pandemic had already reduced business activities by more than 50 per cent and in these circumstances; closing shops by 8:00 pm will also destroy the rest of the business activities, leaving the business community penurious and severely damaging the economy.—APP

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