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Saturday Jul 02 2022
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Web Desk

Good news: Punjab govt lifts restrictions on market timings

By
Web Desk
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
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

  • Restriction to close markets across Punjab till 9pm have been lifted.
  • The decision will be implemented with immediate effect.
  • Eidul Adha in Pakistan will be observed on July 10 (Sunday).


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:

  • Markets, shops, and businesses to shut down at 9pm
  • Marriage halls to be closed at 10pm
  • Restaurants close at 11pm
  • Traders to be given special exemption on Saturdays
  • Time limitations do not apply to medical stores

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