Traders’ representatives extend support: Punjab CM announces closure of markets, business centres at 9pm
- Says traders’ community to be given special favour in their business timings on Saturday
LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shehbaz after holding consultations with the representatives of the traders’ community announced the closure of markets, bazaars, and business centres in the province at 9pm.
The CM disclosed that the restaurants would remain open till 11:30 pm while marriage halls would remain open till 10:00 pm according to the previous policy.
He revealed that the traders’ community would be given special favour in their business timings on Saturday adding that the closure decision will not be applicable to the medical stores. He, however, said the timing policy for the Eid shopping will be reviewed in consultation with the traders and their demand will be given due consideration.
The CM met with the traders’ community leaders on Saturday and announced full support for the government's steps to overcome the energy crisis. Hamza Shehbaz appreciated the trader community for always supporting the nation in difficult times and thanked the trader community for extending their unconditional support on the government steps.
The office-bearers of the traders’ community expressed their views and also submitted proposals. Khawaja Salman Rafique, Ahmad Hassan, Rana Mashood Ahmad, Syed Ali Haider Gilani, Atta Tarar, Chaudhry Bilal Asghar, Imran Goraya, Chief Secretary and concerned officials were also present on this occasion.
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