Islamabad (News Desk): Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed on Monday ordered provincial and federal governments to open shopping malls across the country. Supreme Court also issued directives for opening small markets on weekends.
Hearing the suo motu case on the coronavirus crisis, the chief justice questioned why shopping malls were asked to stay closed when markets were open.
Provinces had allowed markets to be opened for five days a week, imposing a strict lockdown on the weekends to curb the spread of the virus.
The hearing was adjourned till Tuesday.