Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Not only one shop but also entire market to be sealed over SOPs violations in Punjab

Not only one shop but also entire market to be sealed over SOPs violations in Punjab
LAHORE (92 News) – A new order release regarding the shopping malls and bazaars in Punjab as not only one shop but also entire market will be sealed over the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) violation across the province. This was decided by the Punjab government during a high level meeting of officials chaired by provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat. The meeting has decided to strictly implement SOPs for shopping malls and inter-district public transport. The meeting which was also attended by Punjab Minister for Industries Mian Aslam Iqbal, the Punjab chief secretary and IGP Punjab Shoaib Dastagir reviewed situation arising from coronavirus pandemic. The meeting also decided to issue SOPs for Jummatul Wida and Eid prayers. The meeting was also informed about CM Buzdar’s appreciation for law minister, the chief secretary, IG Punjab and their teams for excellent arrangement on Youm-e-Ali and said that performance of civil and police officials was commendable. Raja Basharat expressed hope that officials would continue to work with the same spirit and diligence and directed to ensure all necessary arrangements for Jummatul Wida and Eidul Fitr. Earlier, after easing the lockdown, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar on Friday asked the officials to provide a plan laying out the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), after a meeting with transporters. According to the reports, the Punjab chief minister has issued directives for working out SOPs so that public transport be opened to facilitate the common man. The meeting will be presided over by provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat, and will take place around 3pm. After the session, the provincial government will apprise the Centre about the SOPs and its measures regarding the decision to allow public transport to operate, said sources. According to sources, the transport will be both intra-city and inter-city. A report earlier presented to the CM Punjab stated that due to the lockdown and curbs on public transport, the problems of the common people intensified.