Decision to ease lockdown in phases taken with consultations: Buzdar

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ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that the decision to ease lockdown in a phased manner has been taken with collective consultations and unanimous decisions have also been taken in order to bring ease and facilitation in the lives of common man.

While formally announcing relaxation in lockdown, he said that Punjab government has taken decisions with unanimity with the federal government and other provinces.

Usman Buzdar apprised that a decision has been taken to allow functioning of industries linked with construction and concerned shops. He further maintained that permission will also be granted to open more industries and concerned businesses.

The CM highlighted that industries comprising of pipe mills, ceramics, sanitary wares, paints, electrical cables, switch boards, steel, aluminium and other shops will also be allowed to operate. Hardware stores will also be opened and it has been decided to open small markets and small shops across the province, he stated.

CM Buzdar maintained that small markets and small shops will remain open from early Fajar time till 5 pm in the evening. —Agencies

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