Karachi Traders Association on Wednesday announced the opening of their shops from 1st Ramadan.
The move was announced hours after four businessmen were apprehended by police in Karachi’s Timber market.
“We will talk to the government now”, Jamil Paracha, the head of Sindh Traders’ Alliance, said while addressing a press conference with other traders.
“We had contacted the Sindh government on April 15 and they sought two days to make SOPs”, he added.
Paracha also told in the press conference that he tried to contact Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah but didn’t get a reply from him.
Meanwhile, the participants of the press conference demanded the government to withdraw the FIRs against the traders.
Pakistan has been under lockdown since March 24 after numerous cases of coronavirus reported in the country. The lockdown closed all the businesses in the country.