- According to sources, the initial phase of the power-saving strategy imposed limits for two months.
- The government has finished its talks with trade groups and chambers of commerce.
- According to the LCCI’s president, implementing a power-saving plan will help conserve electricity and fuel.
According to Geo News, which cited sources, the Punjab administration agreed on Saturday to execute a power-saving plan under which markets across the province will close at 9 p.m. to save electricity.
The administration has finished negotiations with trade groups and chambers, according to sources, and the plan will be enacted next week.
The limits were applied for two months during the first phase of the power-saving scheme.
Furthermore, according to the sources, the government is considering closing cafes sooner.
The President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Nauman Kabir, responded to the suggestion by saying that the merchants are on board with the government on any national-interest programs.
He said, “Implementing a power-saving strategy would assist in saving electricity and fuel.”
Sindh markets to also close at 9pm
The Sindh administration had stated a day before that marketplaces across the province would close at 9 p.m. to preserve electricity due to the country’s ongoing power shortages.
According to the announcement, the action, which will be in force until July 16, is in response to widespread power failures and load shedding and aims to close the gap between supply and demand for electricity.