Children visit a Christmas decoration shop in Peshawar in December 2022. Pakistan has ordered all malls and markets to close by 8.30pm as part of a new energy conservation plan. Photo: Xinhua
Children visit a Christmas decoration shop in Peshawar in December 2022. Pakistan has ordered all malls and markets to close by 8.30pm as part of a new energy conservation plan. Photo: Xinhua
Pakistan

Pakistan tries to save power by ordering shops to close early amid economic crisis

  • New measures include shutting wedding halls by 10pm daily, reducing electricity consumption in government departments by 30 per cent
  • Pakistan has been hard-pressed to meet external financing needs, hopes new plan will save about US$273 million

Children visit a Christmas decoration shop in Peshawar in December 2022. Pakistan has ordered all malls and markets to close by 8.30pm as part of a new energy conservation plan. Photo: Xinhua
Children visit a Christmas decoration shop in Peshawar in December 2022. Pakistan has ordered all malls and markets to close by 8.30pm as part of a new energy conservation plan. Photo: Xinhua