Government Imposes Market Closing Time of 8:30pm as Part of Energy Conservation Plan

The Federal Government of Pakistan has approved an energy conservation plan aimed at reducing electricity usage by 30% in all departments of the federal government. The plan includes the closure of markets at 8:30pm and wedding halls at 10pm. Flanked by ministers Sherry Rehman, Khurrum Dastgir, and Marriyum Aurangzeb, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif announced that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed the implementation of these measures. In a symbolic action, the federal cabinet meeting was also held without the use of any electricity. Asif stated that if these timings are implemented, the country could save an estimated Rs62 billion

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