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Karachi: Decision to close restaurants, wedding halls & supermarkets violating COVID-19 SOPs

Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shalwani announced the decision to close restaurants, wedding halls, and supermarkets in the metropolis for non-compliance with SOPs for protection against coronavirus.

A high-level meeting was held under the chairmanship of Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani, in which all the Deputy Commissioners participated.

Commissioner Karachi taking notice of the violation of SOPs, directed all Deputy Commissioners to take immediate action.

The meeting decided to crack down on negligent restaurants, wedding halls, and supermarkets.

Commissioner Karachi said that restaurants, wedding halls and supermarkets are being neglected and SOPs are not being implemented, now there will be crackdown on violators of SOPs.

He said that coronavirus was spreading rapidly, adding that Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had issued special directives to curb the spread of the epidemic. He directed the Deputy Commissioners not to be lenient with anyone who was violating restaurants and supermarkets.

It was decided at the meeting that the responsibility of implementing SOPs to prevent corona in marriage halls would fall on the management of the halls.

During the meeting, all the Deputy Commissioners briefed about the trend of violation of SOPs in their respective districts, restaurants, marriage halls, and supermarkets violating SOPs were also identified.

Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani directed the Deputy Commissioners to mobilize the Assistant Commissioners in their respective areas and ensure implementation of SOPs.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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