Provincial governor Murad Ali Shah said Friday that the Sindh government would function alongside the Center to enforce the latest lockdown steps to curb spreading coronavirus. “We must follow the lockout decisions of the federal government to the degree of 99% if not 100%,” he added. the chief minister said the businesses would remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays, except for the exemptions given.
Fresh SOPs on hold Fresh lockdown Shah then expanded on the latest standard operating procedures (SOPs) for businesses to lockout. He said the province should adopt a tee, the timings allowed companies to work — from sehri to 5 pm. The chief minister said areas categorized as dehs (a demarcation of land occupied by agricultural communities) might hold shops open as they are less populated.
He also said it would be permitted to run small shops situated in residential areas.
The chief minister said Shah regions, though acknowledging that small business owners are experiencing “serious difficulties,” requested the federal government to create a system to provide loans on simple terms of payback.
“Let me explain to the traders that we (Sindh) are not enforcing restrictions,” he added.
“It was the policy of the federal government to hold the major markets locked,” he added, adding that holding shopping malls locked was a joint decision among all governments.
He said a committee made up of Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar, education minister Saeed Ghani, media minister Nasir Hussain Shah and law consultant Murtaza Wahab would meet with the traders to address their issues and objections that will be forwarded to the Centre.
He went on to state that all industries closed before Can would stay closed. Similarly, these will still remain shut off public spaces where major events such as reception halls and cinemas will take place.
“We have not prohibited weddings, but we do not encourage broad gatherings.” He said the Sindh government had decided to assist the Center in its decisions, keeping in line with the Supreme Court orders, which had provided for a common strategy to be enforced throughout the world.
Shah said the political demonstrations would be completely prohibited. Hospital outpatient departments (OPDs) will now be open. ‘Should not clash with others’ The chief minister said that it will always be a point of regret that the provincial government was unable to effectively undertake distribution of food supplies “due to a lack of data”. In comparison to the Ehsaas Emergency Money system of the federal government, which provided Rs12,000 to millions of families throughout the country at distribution centers, he said that “making thousands gathered for money distribution was also unacceptable.”
Shah said the average of Sindh’s rise in infection numbers was smaller than that of other provinces. “We will have to be very careful in the days ahead. Please exercise caution if you hold your life dear,” he said.
He said the Sindh government doesn’t “compete with others.” “He bears witness to all that I say.” The chief minister said Sindh had taken all decisions “in accordance with the instructions of the federal government” since the lockdown on April 1
“If any other jurisdiction doesn’t obey the federal government’s SOPs, I can’t be criticized for it.”
Speaking of the death of Dr Furqan in Karachi, he expressed sorrow and said those responsible had been found. “Better than the other three provinces, our health program” Shah said coronavirus typically more easily affects someone already suffering from different health problems. Having spoken of the situation of the deceased scientist, he said on May 1 that Dr Furqan fell victim to the virus and died within 36 hours. “The death happens in several instances until we bring coronavirus check findings back.” He repeated that Sindh “with no one has beef.” “If I make an error, let me know and I’m going to rectify it,” he said. “It isn’t a battle between the People’s Party, PTI or MQM — we’re going to need to be one to combat it [pandemic],” the chief minister stated.