The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Monday urged the government to review the decision of closing the businesses, markets and trade activities by 6:00 pm as it would hit the already dwindling economy hard.
LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah, Senior Vice President Nasir Hameed Khan and Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry called for extending the closing time of retail markets till 8:00pm.
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They said that business community understood the severity of the situation and was ready to cooperate with the government to contain the pandemic by following the SOPs but shutting the businesses would not prove helpful in containing the virus.
As the pandemic cases surge, they cited, the governments across the globe were implementing necessary quarantines and social distancing practices and putting lockdowns.
The LCCI office-bearers said that a lot depended on the decisions of the government from now on.
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