Islamabad markets to shut by 9pm to preserve power

Islamabad administration decides to close markets by 9pm. Photograph: Twitter/@ImAmmarOfficial

ISLAMABAD: Following within the footprints of Sindh and Punjab, the Islamabad administration on Sunday determined that each one the markets and buying centres should shut down by 9pm to avoid wasting electrical energy.

A notification issued on this regard said that Part 144 of Pakistan Penal Code will likely be applied in Islamabad.

Marriage halls should shut down by 10pm, it stated, including that medical shops, pharmacies, hospitals, petrol pumps, CNG stations, bakeries, milk outlets, vegetable markets, tandoors and bus stands will likely be exempt from the restrictions.

In the meantime, eateries, industries, golf equipment, parks and cinemas will likely be closed by 11:30pm.

Punjab revises enterprise timings

Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz on Saturday introduced that markets throughout the province would shut at 9pm as the federal government seeks to preserve power given the facility disaster within the nation.

The chief minister made the announcement throughout a gathering with representatives from commerce associations, in accordance with an official post-meeting assertion.

A day earlier, the Sindh authorities introduced that markets throughout the province will shut down at 9pm to avoid wasting electrical energy.

The measure, which can stay in impact until July 16, is in response to the prevalent outages, and cargo shedding of the electrical energy and seeks to scale back the shortfall between the availability and demand of electrical energy, in accordance with the notification.

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