QUETTA/PESHAWAR: After the federal government announced easing lockdown restrictions across the country, shops and business centres will remain open in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan till 7 pm, spokespersons of both provinces announced on Tuesday.
While addressing media in Quetta, Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani said that the period of the smart lockdown in Balochistan has been extended by 15 days. He revealed that shops and business centers will be open from 9 am to 7 pm across the province.
“The smart lockdown will feature six days of business, however, Friday will be a holiday across the province,” said Shahwani.
Meanwhile, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan announced that the lockdown has been further relaxed in the province with markets and shops permitted to remain open till 7 pm. However, business activities will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. “The tourism department is also resuming operations with the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)s”, the provincial minister stated, warning that sectors not abiding by the issued SOPs will not be permitted to continue operations.