The Sindh government in a cabinet meeting has decided to close shops by 07:00 pm and marriage halls by 10:00 pm, for which ministries of labour and industries have been tasked to ensure the implementation.
It was agreed that the system would be enforced from November 1st, but before that the government would take market associations and shopping malls management into confidence over the new timings.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had hinted last month towards the development. Addressing a programme organised by Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry he said we are developing a system under which all business activities would start functioning from the morning to evening.
The CM directed the district administration to meet traders, market associations and other stakeholders and update him about their feedback on daily basis.
In an attempt to reduce the financial burden of poor people, the cabinet also put restrictions on number of meals that can be served at weddings to three; curry, rice and any sweet dish.