| GEO Business|
| Karachi traders propose markets closure at 9pm|
| Updated at: 1150 PST, Sunday, April 25, 2010|
KARACHI: An interim arrangement has been reached between traders and the Sindh government to close markets and shopping centres at 9pm rather than at 8pm.
However, this adjustment is only for two days, ending on Monday, while a final decision will be taken in a meeting of traders and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah. The CM will also meet the prime minister to get his approval for any final decision.
The city’s trade organizations and the provincial government held a meeting at the CM House, where the traders said they would close markets at 9pm of their own accord until the government decides anything in this connection.
The traders said the air-conditioners and other unnecessary electric equipments would be switched off at 8pm.
They said the government assured them of opening banks on Saturdays and the government will issue a notification in this connection.