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During Ramadan, Lahore changes the hours of restaurants and shops.

The district government of Lahore on Friday announced new timings for eateries and bakeries during the holy month of Ramadan — which were changed last year due to the worsening smog situation.

Last December, the Lahore High Court (LHC) told stores and restaurants to close early because the provincial capital is one of the places with the most smog.

The orders remained imposed with some changes made on January 20 and March 30 until now.

The timings have now been revised according to which, the restaurants and eateries will be allowed to operate from iftar till 6am the next morning, while the bakeries will be allowed to operate till 1am from their starting time.

“Dedicated medical stores and pharmacies (to the extent of medicines), hospitals, laboratories, petrol pumps, CNG stations, milk shops, tandoors, puncture shops shall stay exempted” from the restriction of timings, a notification released by Lahore District Commissioner Rafia Haider stated.

The notification mentioned that the old timings will be reverted after Ramadan and Eid holidays.

It also said that if a business was found to be going against this order, the LHC would take action against them.