SHC al­lows depart­ment store to re­main open for the day

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - OUR REPORTER

KARACHI—The Sindh High Court has al­lowed the lo­cal su­per store, Im­tiaz mar­ket to re­main open through­out the day, nul­li­fy­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion or­der to shut it off be­tween 330 p.m. and 930 p.m.

The court said on an ap­peal from the store man­age­ment that the duty to con­trol traf­fic or solve is­sues for jams etc was the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the ad­min­is­tra­tion, which should make ar- range­ment to ease con­ges­tion on roads, and re­move ve­hi­cles parked out­side the premises, or punc­ture it to warn peo­ple against park­ing their ve­hi­cles in dis­or­derly fashion.

The is­sue had arisen af­ter the open­ing of the store on MIrza Abul Is­pa­hani Road, had caused mas­sive traf­fic jams on Gul­shae Iqbal roads and pe­riph­eral ar­eas. The ad­min­is­tra­tion, com­ing un­der mount­ing pres­sure from pub­lic and me­dia, had cur­tailed its op­er­a­tional tim­ing, which the court dis­carded Monday.

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