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Islamabad: Sunday bazaar stallholders protest, demand govt. to allow businesses to reopen in 24 hours

Protestors claimed that not a single one of the stallholders had been selected for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program. 

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Sunday bazaar stallholders protested at the National Press Club in Islamabad on Sunday, demanding that the government allow Sunday bazaars to reopen too, as the lockdown has been eased countrywide.

Protestors said that their children were forced to go hungry as they have been unable to work for two months, maintaining that they were daily-wagers as well but the government had not supported them.

According to the protestors, there were 25,000 families in Islamabad whose supporters are daily-wagers and claimed that not a single one of the stallholders had been selected for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program. 

Markazi Tanzeem Tajiran Pakistan Chairman Kashif Chaudhry said that businesses have been closed for the last two months and traders are suffering losses. He also demanded that the government announce the reopening of businesses within 24 hours.

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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.