Traders and businessmen in Peshawar have requested easing the lockdown imposed in the province after April 14 from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government.
They also warned that if the government does not allow them to resume business operations, in violation of the government’s orders they will open the markets themselves.
“We haven’t even gotten any aid or grants from the government during this time,” a trader said.
The businessmen have set up an eight-member committee to hold talks with authorities.
Following this, KP government spokesperson Ajmal Wazir told the government has prepared and will announce a package for small traders soon.
Pakistan has been in lockdown following an increase in the number of novel coronavirus cases in the region. The government took action in the middle of the lockout to provide relief to the working class.