Various committees working on SOPs for businesses: Minister

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Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing &Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forest and Wildlife Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had formed various committees which were working on standard operating procedures for various businesses during lockdown. In a statement on Friday, Nasir Shah reiterated that after completion of work on SOPs various businesses would be allowed to operate. He said that the budget meeting would also be convened in accordance with the standard operating procedures which according to him were being finalized. He said that lockdown had been imposed evenly in Sindh, adding that, there was no difference of posh and other areas. It is to note that Chief Minister Sindh constituted a committee on April 19 to devise Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in consultation with the representatives of the small traders for opening of the small businesses and submit its report for approval to the CM. The committee comprising Sindh ministers SaeedGhani, ImtiazShaikh, MukeshChawla and Syed NasirHussain Shah was formed after a meeting of the CM Sindh with the representatives of different associations of the small traders on Saturday, said a spokesperson to the CM Sindh. The traders suggested that they would follow the SOPs if they were allowed to operate their businesses. They also suggested that they should be allowed and supported to start home delivery services. The CM told them that he was very keen to strengthen online and on-phone business activities. “This is the way how social distancing is observed,” he said.

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