Wedding hall owners announce strike, threaten to halt operations

Venue owners, employees protested outside SBCA


Our Correspondent January 26, 2019
PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Wedding hall owners in Karachi have announced a strike starting tomorrow, thereby canceling all events scheduled for the day, Express News reported on Saturday.

Venue owners protested outside the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) against the government's decision of declaring legal commercial wedding venues illegal.

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On the occasion, venue owners and their employees chanted slogans, threatening to halt operations in the city.

During the protest, owners raised their concerns over the government granting them a total of three days to relocate their venues.

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Authorities upon the directives of the Supreme Court have speed up the process of eliminating wedding halls situated on commercial plots and are initiating an operation against it starting January 28.

Earlier, the apex court ordered that elimination of commercial plazas and marriage halls set up across various areas of Karachi including Karsaz, Shahra-e-Faisal and Rashid Minhas are eliminated.

COMMENTS (2)

Amina Sadiq | 2 years ago | Reply @Shaibaaz: How do you expect to quickly resolve this issue? No more demolitions in Karachi. Why not quickly resolve the Bani Gala issue?
Shaibaaz | 2 years ago | Reply Quickly resolve the issue and ensure no protests take place...
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