Govt allows inter-provincial transport to continue till 10th
Despite strict lockdown implementation during the Eid holidays announced from May 8 to May 16, the government has given relaxation to the citizens to return to their native areas by postponing the ban on Inter-provincial, inter-city and local transport till May 10 at 6pm, reported 24NewsHD TV Channel.
Primary and Secondary Health Care (PSHC) Secretary, on the recommendations of the Cabinet Committee for Corona, Saturday issued a notification in this regard.
According to the notification, transport would be completely closed from 6 pm on May 10 from 6 pm till May 15.
The train service would also continue with 70 percent of the total capacity, while rickshaws and taxis and private vehicles would only be allowed to travel with a capacity of 50 percent only, the notification said.
Earlier, a complete lockdown has been implemented in the whole country except the Sindh province on Saturday.
As per the NCOC decision, large markets, shopping plazas and entertainment venues will remain closed until May 16. Cloth markets, shoe markets and salon shops are facing closure.
The closing of mehndi or henna stalls means there would be no traditional celebration of chand raat (a night before the Eidul Fitr) this time.
On the other hand, grocery stores, tandoors, milk-sellers, meat shops and fruit and vegetable shops will be open until 6pm. For the convenience of the people, banks will also be open on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Commissioner said that all kinds of tourist spots will remain closed till May 16, however, locals of Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir would not face any difficulty to go back to their respective areas from Lahore.
However, all kinds of intercity and intracity public transport will remain completely closed during the lockdown.
Reporter Zahid Chaudhry