KARACHI: The Marriage Halls Association will hold protests over the closure of wedding lawns during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The association’s president Rana Raes said that they will stage protest protests in front of press clubs to press the government to allow them to reopen marriage halls under SOPs.
He threatened that protesters will march towards the chief minister’s house if their demands are not met. During the meeting, they deliberated on the issue of closure of marriage halls across the country.
In a statement, Rana Raes had regretted that the government has turned a deaf ear to their demands despite being repeatedly approached. He assured that protesters will continue by Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during their protest.
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Lately, the workers of Karachi Marriage Halls Labour Union had staged a protest at Five Star Chowrangi of Karachi, demanding the reopening of marriage halls.
The protesters, including women and children, staged a sit-in at Five Star Chowrangi against closure of wedding halls during the lockdown, imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic.