NCOC decides to impose ban on tourism and travel during Eid holidays


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to impose the inter-provincial and inter-city travel ban during Eid holidays.

In its meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, the NCOC also decided to impose a complete ban on tourism from May 8-16, 2021 including the Eid holidays, according to a circular of the Interior Ministry.

It further stated that tourist resorts, public parks, restaurants, and hotels in and around tourist spots as well as shopping malls will remain closed.

It added that travel nodes leading to tourist spots will remain closed with a special focus on Murree, Galiyat, Swat-Kalam, Sea View, beaches, and Northern Areas.

The NCOC decided that uninterrupted electricity supply during Eid holidays should be ensured.

The locals of Gilgit-Baltistan will be allowed to travel back to their region during the Eid holidays.

It also called for timely issuance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines for Itekaf, Shab-e-Qadar, Jamma-tul-Wida, and Namaz-e-Eid.

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