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Sindh Cabinet approves COVID-19 Emergency Relief Ordinance 2020

Sindh Cabinet approves COVID-19 Emergency Relief Ordinance 2020

The Sindh COVID-19 Emergency Relief Ordinance, 2020, was approved by the provincial cabinet on Monday, a spokesperson for Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said.

The ordinance will now be sent to Sindh Governor Imran Ismail for approval.

According to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Ordinance, 2020, No employee can be fired from their job, it adds, but allowed some deductions for the employers’ benefit.

According to a 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.

The Ordinance mandates that salaries of those employed in the private sector are paid. Income slabs would be notified as well under the new legislation.

According to its Schedule 2, some relief was provided in electricity bills as well as a significant one on the monthly water bills for residential areas.

The ordinance also provides for discounts on gas consumption and house rent.