On Tuesday, merchants across the country said they would resume operations starting April 15, but businesses in Punjab are urging the government to allow activities for a limited time.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his speech to the nation, extended the mandate until April 30.
The prime minister said that some sectors, such as construction, will be able to work from Wednesday (tomorrow).
The business community in Karachi has announced that they will resume their activities from April 15 and that merchants will follow the preventive measures.
At a press conference, a representative of the Karachi business community said: “We can no longer afford the restrictions imposed.”
“Businessmen pay their employees a monthly salary, but we won’t be able to if the location continues,” he said.
“We will hand over our store keys [to officials] to the House of the Chief Minister and will protest near the province chief’s office,” he added.
Having expressed to merchants in Sindh, the Balochistan business community announced that they would resume their activities from April 15.
They said that merchants can no longer carry blocking restrictions.
He said that measures will be taken and precautions will be taken, adding that the provincial government was informed of the decision to resume operations.
In addition, Traders in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said they could not afford any more locks and would open stores starting April 15.
United Business Group President Ilyas Bilur said small merchants were forced to starve to death due to blockages.
He regretted that the workers were hit hard by the closure of the business centers.