Karachi’s Jodia Bazar will remain operational during lockdown

Trade activity will not be affected during the lockdown in Karachi’s biggest wholesale market Jodia Bazar, informed Abdul Rauf Ibrahim, president of the Wholesale Groceries Association.

There will be no shortage of commodities and supply will remain intact in Karachi and across the country, ensured Abdul Rauf.

Appreciating the Sindh government’s decision to not close the wholesale markets, he said that Liaquatabad and Water Pump’s wholesale markets would not be shut either.

“If we do not take care for our daily wagers, their children will die,” he added.

Earlier the Sindh government has taken the decision to impose a complete lockdown in the city amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the city.

Lockdown restrictions

  • Small-scale public transport will stay open.
  • Large-scale transport will operate with some restrictions.
  • Grocery stores, meat shops, and milk shops will stay open till 6 pm.
  • Pharmacies and medical facilities will be open 24/7.
  • Cabinet meeting and assembly sessions to be moved online.
  • Offices to call in minimum staff.
  • Ports to remain open.
  • Utility, food, and pharmaceutical companies to stay open.
  • Only deliveries allowed for restaurants, takeaway banned.
  • Movement of media persons allowed, but they will have to wear masks.