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Sindh govt to resume public transport after Eid-ul-Fitr

KARACHI: Sindh Transport Minister Awais Shah has said the province will allow the resumption public transport services after Eid-ul-Fir.
The development comes a day after Shah refused to resume transportation services, citing the rising number of COVID-19 patients in the country and a “critical situation” in the province.
He said since public transport had been shut due to the lockdown, that a four-point summary had been drafted for them.
“The summary has been sent to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and a final decision on the matter will be made in a meeting on Monday,” Shah said.
Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar had given permission to resume the public transport across the province from Monday.
According to sources, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has summoned a session to discuss and issue a complete standard operating procedure (SOP) plan for the public transport in the province.
After the session, the provincial government will apprise the Centre about the SOPs and its steps regarding the decision to permit all public transport to operate, said sources.
Meanwhile, the Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani had said that the provincial government had not yet made a decision regarding the resumption of transport services.
Shahwani said Chief Minister Jam Kamal will review the situation in the province overall, before making any decision.
A day earlier, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab deiced to resume transport services. The announcements came after Prime Minister Imran Khan had requested the provincial authorities to open public transport.
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