KARACHI/LAHORE: Marriage Halls in Sindh and Punjab are going to re-open after country-wide protests by the Marriage Halls Accosociation after being closed since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Marriage Halls in Sindh to reopen before August 2
Marriage Halls in Sindh will be allowed to reopen for business and hold wedding functions before August 2 after successful talks of the Marriage Halls Association and the Provincial Government.
Strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be implemented and the head of the Marriage Halls Association Rana Raees says that halls will stricly abide by all precautionary measures.
Earlier the Marriage Halls Association threatened to march towards the Chief Minister House in Karachi if they were allowed to start operating again saying that they had been closed since the start of the pandemic and have gone bankrupt.
They argued that the Government was allowing other businesses to operate under standard operating procedures but why not marriage halls too and threatened to expand the scope of their protest unless demands were met.
Marriage Halls in Punjab to reopen from first week of September
Furthermore, Marriage Halls in Punjab are also going to reopen from the first week of September according to the Provincial Minister for Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal.
According to the minister, Marriage Halls in Punjab will be allowed to reopen and operate by first week of September abiding by standard operating procedures (SOPs).
However, owners have refused to accept the proposal and want to open their halls immediately.
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