Friday, July 1, 2022

Traders Union opposes early business closure idea

The All Pakistan Trade Union Association rejected the federal government’s decision to close business at 8:30 pm.

In an attempt to save energy, the National Economic Council (NEC) decided to order the closure of markets across the country at 8:30 pm.

All Pakistan Trade Union Association President Khalid Pervez in his statement said that they are already facing a critical economic situation due to cargo shedding and rising inflation. The decision will affect them heavily.

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He said that due to the hot weather, people often shop at night and the NEC’s decision will create more financial problems for them.

He said no stores will close at 8:30 pm and announced that he will keep his business open as usual.

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Pervez urged the government to withdraw its decision on the early closure of businesses.

The National Economic Council (NEC) decided to instruct the closure of markets across the country at 8:30 pm.

The NEC made the conclusion during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. All province chief ministers attended the meeting, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was represented by his chief secretary, Dr. Shehzad Khan.

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