PAKISTAN NEWS: Prohibition of Household Marriage in Pakistan The Punjab government is starting to work on other options

LAHORE: After the owners of the halls announced a protest against the ban on domestic marriages, the provincial government began working on alternatives to be presented before the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC).

According to Geo News, the provincial government has set up a team under the leadership of Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid to give him the task of making recommendations within the next 24 hours.

The recommendations will be presented to the NCOC at the next meeting.

In its final announcement, the NCOC banned domestic weddings starting November 20 and conducting outdoor activities with an estimated 1,000 guests.

The guidelines issued by the NCOC last week apply to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Hyderabad, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Peshawar, Gujranwala, Quetta, Faisalabad, Gujrat, Bahawalpur and Abbottabad.

The owners of the wedding halls are protesting

Meanwhile, the owners of the wedding halls and staff have staged a protest against the new rules in Gujranwala. Speaking at a joint press conference, the Marriage Hall Association and the Punjab Caterers Association demanded that the government revoke the decision on marriages issued under the new COVID-19 SOPs.

“We will keep them open,” said Khalid Idrees, indicating that the SOPs will not be followed and will warn the government of protests if they do not change their decision by November 17.

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