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KARACHI: The leadership of Businessmen Group (BMG) and Office Bearers of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) has emphasised the need that Covid-19 vaccination centres have to be raised all over the country while the possibility of setting up emergency medical camps at all commercial markets and residential localities of not just Karachi but the entire country must also be taken into consideration in order to make Pakistan a Covid-Free State at the earliest possible time.

They stressed that as the younger population has also been allowed to avail walk-in vaccination facility, medical teams can also be sent to all the schools, colleges and universities to expedite the inoculation.

While welcoming the decision to ease restrictions from June 15 by National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC), they stated that the business community of Karachi warmly welcomes this desperately needed ease in restrictions which would help businessmen/ industrialists to quickly return to normalcy and go in favour of the economy.

Chairman BMG Zubair Motiwala, Vice Chairman BMG Tahir Khaliq, Haroon Farooki, Anjum Nisar, General Secretary BMG AQ Khalil, President KCCI Shariq Vohra, Senior Vice President Saqib Goodluck and Vice President Shamsul Islam ul Khan, urged the Sindh government to promulgate the decisions announced by NCOC by issuing relevant notification at the provincial level.

They further said that it was also a wise decision to make it mandatory for all public and private sector employees to get inoculated but a massive awareness campaign has to be initiated to encourage the masses to get vaccinated as it has been observed that many people were still reluctant due to misinformation circulating on social media apps/ websites.

They were of the opinion that the government's decision to end 50 percent work-from-home policy would surely improve performance and production capacity of numerous businesses which suffered badly and have remained seriously depressed since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.

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