As the risk of Coronavirus has decreased, people have also started avoiding masks and other precautions. Thanks to the arrival of Eid-ul-Adha, citizens are busy shopping for various items. Therefore, the Punjab government has proposed to close the markets and bazaars before Eid. Has been suggested.
Whether the markets or bazaars will open before Eid or not, the business community and citizens are hesitant. The Punjab government has proposed to close the markets and bazaars before Eid, but the business community in Lahore does not agree with this proposal. It has demanded the federal government to announce the opening of markets seven days a week before Eid.
Traders of Anarkali Bazaar, Azam Cloth Market, Ichhra Bazaar and other markets and bazaars said that due to limited working hours on Eid, there is a risk of increase in rush and neglect of SOPs. Besides, business leaders said that the proposal to close markets and bazaars before Eid was not wise. Leaders of Anjuman-e-Tajiran Khalid Pervez, Ashraf Bhatti and others said that the government should keep markets and bazaars open on Eid to save the sinking boat of the economy.
Extracted from City42 News