The Karachi Banquet and Halls Association has said that they will go to jail on the government’s decision to close wedding halls from November 20, but will not close wedding halls.
Karachi Banquet and Halls Association President Shariq Memon has said that after 7 months of closure, work started under SOPs (Code of Conduct), we have halved the number of guests at events, limited duration to two hours, provided the guests with masks and sanitizer but the decision to stop our work is not acceptable.
Memon said “We will not abide by this decision, we will protest, we will close the roads and even if we have to go to jail we will go.”
According to Rashid Khan, vice-president of the association, we were not even included in the SBP’s employment scheme in the first lockdown. The members have taken loans and made payments to the employees. Prime Minister and Chief Minister should consider to reverse their decision.
The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has announced a ban on indoor wedding ceremonies from November 20 to January 31, 2021, following an increase in cases of the corona virus.
More than a thousand people have been banned from attending outdoor weddings as per the recent decision of the NCOC, while strict adherence to the Code of Conduct (SOPs) at wedding ceremonies has been made mandatory.