Sindh traders declared that they would keep the company open 24 hours a day until Eidul Fitr.
According to sources, the announcement came after talks between traders and the government officials at Sindh failed late Sunday. The traders left in protest against the conference.
“We will keep the businesses open for as long as we wish,” said Ateeq Mir, a representative of the Sindh Taajir Ittehad, while speaking to the media.
“Traders will keep the businesses open 24 hours a day until Chand Raat.”
Another trader, Mohammad Rizwan, has said that they only wish to earn their living. Shajeel Goplani regretted that the government had offered no relief for them.
The traders said they were likely to face arrests but would keep doing business.
However, the Sindh government said it would continue to seal markets if SOPs breached.
Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani noted that there was debate at the National Command and Control Center about not opening malls and resuming public transport.
“Markets will be sealed if the SOPs are violated,” he asserted.