Karachi markets, shopping malls to close down by 8:30pm under new energy saving plan
KARACHI – Commissioner Karachi has ordered all malls and markets in the country’s financial capital to close by 8:30 pm under the federal government’s energy conservation plan in crisis-hit Pakistan.
Sharif-led government made stringent measures as the country of over 220 million is facing an acute energy shortage while the demand for electricity has swelled, especially in summer.
In a recent development, Commissioner Karachi has issued new directions to all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to ensure the closure of shopping malls and markets in the port city by 8:30 pm.
Officials also directed strict measures to close wedding halls and restaurants by 10 pm as global energy prices soared, putting further pressure on Pakistan’s dwindling finances.