Imran Ismail approves Sindh COVID-19 Relief Ordinance

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By Muhammad Abid

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail yesterday approved Coronavirus Emergency Relief Ordinance aimed at providing relief to the people amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the new ordinance, fine for violating any clause has been increased to Rs one million.

The draft ordinance had been approved by the provincial cabinet on April 27, with the aim to provide relief to the people during the ongoing lockdown in the province.

However, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail rejected the Sindh (Covid-19) Emergency Relief Ordinance and returned to the provincial government along with objections.

Giving relief in electricity and gas bills falls under the domain of the federal government, Governor Ismail said in his letter to the provincial government.

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