Larkana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and All Marriage Halls Association (AMHA) have demanded of the provincial government to allow them to open their business under SOPs which have remained closed since past four months in compliance with the provincial government directives. They further demanded the opening of movie and photography shops, echo sound, beauty parlours and flower decoration shops which are related to their trade. In this connection, LCCI President Ghulam Sarwar Shaikh, AMHA President Nisar Shaikh while addressing joint press conference at the LCCI office Monday said that federal and provincial governments have allowed trains and transport services but 60 mariage halls of Larkana are still closed since last four months due to which over 10,000 labourers have become jobless who are working there and the conditions of owners has also become merciful. They said movie makers, photography, echo sounds and flower decoration shops are also connected with marriage halls business and they are also worst affected due to coronavirus pandemic and closure of all kinds of trade in the country. They said the government announced closure of marriage halls and we closed down all to stop further spread of the deadly virus but now after passage of four long months people have been made aware of the pandemic precautionary measures and they have adopted social distancing and wearing face masks to save themselves hence, they added, they should be allowed now to open their halls and do business under SOPs.They said All Pakistan Marriage Halls Association has also announced to hold countrywide protest on 13th July in front of relevant press clubs across Pakistan hence we once again request the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, focal person for COVID-19 and provincial minister Suhail Sial that marriage halls should be opened under SOPs which will be implemented in letter and spirit so that labourers of other related trades could also start earning their livelihood for supporting their poverty-stricken families in this massive price hike era. Former LCCI president Abdul Ghaffar Shaikh, vice president AMHA Manohar Lal, general secretary Mukesh Kumar, Abdul Waheed Shaikh and Syed Islah Shah were also present on the occasion.