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Jodia Bazaar will stay open during Karachi lockdown

There will be no shortage of commodities: association

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 31, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jul 31, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago

Photo: AFP/FILE

The wholesale market Jodia Bazaar will stay open during the lockdown in Karachi.

Abdul Rauf Ibrahim, president of the Wholesale Groceries Association, said that there will be no shortage of commodities and supply will continue in Karachi and across the country.

He said Liaquatabad and Water Pump’s wholesale market would not be shut either.

He applauded the Sindh government’s decision to keep the wholesale markets open. “If we do not take care for our daily wagers, their children will die,” he added.

The Sindh government has been imposed a partial lockdown across the province till August 8, Sunday. The decision has been taken because of the rise in Covid-19 cases.

Lockdown restrictions

  • Small-scale public transport will stay open.
  • Large-scale transport will operate with some restrictions.
  • Grocery stores, meat shops, and milk shops will stay open till 6 pm.
  • Pharmacies and medical facilities will be open 24/7.
  • Cabinet meeting and assembly sessions to be moved online.
  • Offices to call in minimum staff.
  • Ports to remain open.
  • Utility, food, and pharmaceutical companies to stay open.
  • Only deliveries allowed for restaurants, takeaway banned.
  • Movement of media persons allowed, but they will have to wear masks.

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