Sindh Corona Relief Ordinance sent to governor for approval

KARACHI: The Pakistan People’s Party provincial government has forwarded Sindh Corona Relief Ordinance to Governor Sindh Imran Ismail for the approval, media reported on Tuesday. The corona relief ordinance sent to the governor is duly signed by Murtaza Wahab. The ordinance will be enforced in the province after the governor’s signature. On Monday, the Sindh Cabinet had approved Coronavirus Emergency Relief Ordinance aimed at providing relief to the people amid the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a new ordinance, it would be mandatory for school owners to reduce fees by 20 percent. Besides, the rent of the houses will also be decreased. Similarly, under the corona relief ordinance, it has been mandatory that the private sector will not be able to sack or terminate their employees. In addition, private companies will also be liable to pay salaries to their employees on time. Taking to Twitter, Murtaza Wahab had said that ordinance passed by Sindh Cabinet is meant to address extraordinary situation emerged after the deadly virus outbreak. “The ordinance guarantees employees don’t get fired and get their salaries. Utility bills to a certain extent have been exempted, schools have been directed to give 20% discount due to lesser overheads,” he had said.