President of Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (SITE), Suleman Chawla, called an emergency meeting of industrialists to discuss the issues pertaining to the closure of industries. The meeting was attended by Zubair Motiwala, Saleem Nagaria, Farhan Ashrafi, Younus Bashir, Jawed Bilwani, Tariq Yousuf, Saleem Parekh, Anwer Aziz, Arif Lakhani and others.
During the meeting it was unanimously decided to ask the Sindh government to allow reopening of businesses during the month of Ramzan as this month brings the biggest sale season which is more than the entire year. The government was urged to convert this complete lockdown into a smart lockdown in which businesses are allowed to operate if they follow SOPs.
The meeting of SITE industrialists maintained that the government should allow opening of wholesale and retail markets provided they remained within the parameters of the SOPs. The government should also allow all the industries to start their production forthwith, including downstream industries of export-based enterprises