KARACHI: The Sindh Cabinet on Monday approved Coronavirus Emergency Relief Ordinance aimed at providing relief to the people amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ordinance will now be sent to Sindh Governor Imran Ismail for approval.
As part of the new ordinance, it will be mandatory for school owners to reduce fees by 20 percent. Besides, the rent of the houses will also be decreased.Similarly, under the ordinance it has been mandatory that employers in private sector will not be able to sack or terminate their employees. In addition, the employers will also be liable to pay salaries to their employees on time.
Taking to Twitter Murtaza Wahab 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 said.