ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar yesterday said that the markets will open for five days a week.
Giving detail of the decision taken at the NCC, he said that small markets and shops in mohallas and rural areas will be allowed to open from Fajar to 5 pm.
The minister said the entire business, except outlets of essential items like food and medicines will remain closed in two days of the week.
Asad Umer said that selected OPDs of the hospitals will be opened to treat specific diseases and illnesses.
Earlier, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), in a meeting chaired by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, had proposed easing of lockdown restrictions after May 9.
The chief ministers of the four provinces and representatives of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan attended the meeting. Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of the (NCC) yesterday (today) to take a formal decision in this regard.