Sindh lifts ban on closure of markets at 9pm

KARACHI: Sindh government on Sunday lifted the ban on closure of markets in the Sindh province at 9:00pm on the eve of Eidul Adha to facilitate citizens for shopping.

The restriction to shut markets and bazaars till 9pm has been ended till July 10,” said the notification issued by the Sindh home department. Shops, markets, and commercial areas can now remain open even after 9pm till July 10.

The notification said that the restriction will come back into force from July 11. It said that on the eve of Eid ul Adha, the Government of Sindh suspended the operation of this department notifications that has imposed restrictions on closing hours of various shops, restaurants, wedding halls, etc in the territorial.

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On Saturday, Punjab chief minister (CM) Hamza Shehbaz lifted timing restrictions in the province on businesses ahead of Eidul Adha.

In a statement, Punjab CM Hamza Shahbaz Sharif said markets across the province can now remain open even after 9 pm. There would be no time restriction on the businesses until Chand Raat.

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