Good news: Punjab govt lifts restrictions on market timings

July 02, 2022

Punjab govt says restriction to close markets across Punjab till 9pm have been lifted with immediate effect

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Customers shop for bangles at a market after the government eased the nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Islamabad on May 9, 2020. — AFP/File

Ahead of Eid ul Adha, the Punjab Government Saturday decided to lift restrictions imposed on markets regarding the timings.

The Punjab Government announced the “big news” on its official Twitter handle.

“A big gift from Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz on big eid [Eidul Adha] for the people and business community of the province,” the statement read.

According to the statement, the restriction to close markets across Punjab till 9pm has been lifted with immediate effect.

Earlier in June, the provincial government had directed all markets across the province to close at 9pm as the government sought to conserve energy following a power crisis hitting the country. The directions included:

It is to be noted that Eid ul Adha in Pakistan will be observed on July 10 (Sunday).

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