KARACHI: The business community has to cooperate with the government in every possible manner to fight coronavirus pandemic. CCTV cameras should be installed in all shopping malls and markets and should be monitored from the command control room. The violation of SOPs must be checked properly and vendors/shopkeepers should be required to comply with SOPs said former President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Shaukat Ahmed.

Shaukat Ahmed said that Prime Minister Imran Khan's decision to extend the markets timings till 7 pm is in accordance with the aspirations of the people. He said that it was necessary to curtail the rush in markets to reduce violations of SOPs. To resolve this, it was very important to increase the business hours duration; therefore, the government increased the market timings.

This would provide great relief to the poor, so, we are very grateful to our political leadership.

As a result of this decision of the government the people will get relief and this will make it easier to maintain SOPs followed by social distancing.

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