Peshawar shop owners on Monday declared a two-month rent waiver for tenants in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
The COVID-19 lockdown imposed in the country due to the pandemic has negatively affected companies, making it difficult to pay rent.
In the midst of the crisis, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s chief minister agreed not to take rent from its commercial entities after which three city-owned plaza owners followed.
Each shop will pay between Rs30,000 and Rs90,000 in rent.
Shopkeepers shared their delight at the development but also requested a reduction in electricity and water bills from the government.
They want the government to help them get back on track so they can make a living.