APRA demands PM Khan to allow indoor dining

KARACHI: Athar Sultan Chawla, Vice President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) and Convener All Pakistan Restaurant Association (APRA), has demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan to allow indoor dining and provide equal business opportunities without any discrimination.

In an appeal to Prime Minister, VP FPCCI, said that National Command and Operation Center(NCOC), keeping in view the current COVID-19 situation, had removed the condition of 50 percent work from home in all government institutions, lifted the time-limit from commercial activities and amusement parks, while schools and Shrines are also open.

“The government has allowed the majority of sectors of the economy, including educational institutions, transports, markets, industry to resume their normal activities, but on the contrary, restaurants are not allowed indoor dining, which is injustice”, he expressed reservations.

VP FPCCI & Convener APRA further warned government, if indoor dining not allowed from 1st March 2021, restaurant owners will start serving food in the restaurants without waiting for any decision.

Athar Chawla appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan to take notice of discrimination and issue directives to allow dining in the restaurants so that save billions of investments from sinking and millions of workers from becoming unemployed

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