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Industrialists demand army deployment to get implemented SOPs

May 28, 2020

KARACHI:Patron Zubair Motiwala and President Suleman Chawla of SITE Association of Industry, in a press statement, fully endorsed the views of BMG Leader Siraj Kassam Teli to ease up lockdown and deploy army jawans across the city to check and guide the people to follow the prescribed SOPs in letter and spirit to save from corona virus bedside earning livelihood.

They said the strict compliance to SOPs is a must to continue businesses without risking lives of people amid corona virus which may last for long and added that the national economy has already suffered huge losses during past more than two months due to lockdown and as such, immediate opening of all industrial and commercial activities has become a must to save the country from total economic collapse.

Giving details about difficulties to run industries, they said that now it is high time that remaining Industry should be given permission to resume their production. There are two major factors, one is that Industries which have been given permission are facing tough time to run as their production is dependent on their supplies from venders and number two is that supplies in local market are almost finished. In addition, due to such a long closure, many businessmen have spent their capital and might not be able to resume and remaining are in very difficult position.

Referring to the threats of corona virus and increasing number of corona case in the country, they said that it is mainly due to non-adherence of SOPs by members of all walks of society and we understand that at this crucial time, the most important task is to ensure compliance of SOPs which must be given to Pak Army who are well-known for their discipline all around the world. Hence, it is high time that the army must come forward to rescue the country, teach discipline to the masses and get the SOPs enforced all the time which is the only way to save our beloved motherland from disaster”, they added.

“We are foreseeing a chaotic situation in the country in the coming months if the businesses continue to remain suspended”, Motiwala remarked. They demanded the Federal and Provincial Governments to act wisely taking into consideration the ground realities, ease up the lockdown, open all industrial and commercial activities and deploy Army jawans to check and teach masses to follow the SOPs made.

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