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Shops, mkts to remain open till 10pm

23 June 2022


Staff Reporter  :
The government has allowed shops and markets to remain open till 10:00 pm from July 1 to July 10 across the country on the occasion of the Holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims community.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment issued a press release in this regard on Wednesday.
However, after July 10, the previous instruction of closing shops and markets just after 8:00 pm will be maintained strictly, the press release said.
Earlier, on Sunday, State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian said, 'Shops, shopping malls and markets across the country will be closed after 8:00pm from June 20 as per prime minister's instruction to save electricity and energy.'
The traders and the business men demanded that shops and markets be allowed to do business until 10:00pm from July 1 to July 10 for the sake of business ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
The government however, took the decision considering for the convenience of country's people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

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