KARACHI: The city administration on Friday allowed bakeries to remain open from 8am to 5pm.

A notification issued by the commissioner said that bakeries shall remain open during the notified hours, while all sweet shops shall remain closed.

It also said that no one was allowed to roam freely without any purpose and anyone coming out of their homes must have a valid reason to do so.

According to the notification, no home delivery of any sort from restaurants or fast-food shops was allowed.

It said all industries related to essential services, such as food, pharmacy, and related packaging, were allowed in the industrial zones of the city.

Besides, only exporting manufacturers are allowed to process their manufactured goods out of their industry, while no new manufacturing of non-essential items is allowed during lockdown.

The commissioner directed all deputy commissioners in the city to enforce the orders in letter and spirit.

The DCs have been asked to take decisions in coordination with the DIG and SSP concerned to resolve day-to-day issues in public interest.

Distribution of ration in Karachi

The commissioner also announced measures for distribution of ‘corona emergency ration package’ by the Sindh government in Karachi on Friday, adds APP.

According to the standard operating procedure, a ration bag may contain items, including atta 10kg, rice 5kg, sugar 2kg, cooking oil 2 litre, daal moong 1kg, daal masoor 1kg, daal channa 1kg, white channa 1kg, lal mirch powder 250 grammes, haldi powder 250g, dhania powder 250g and salt one packet. The rations would be distributed among the poorest and only house-to-house distribution would be made at night.

Published in Dawn, April 4th, 2020