The Commissioner of Karachi, Iftikhar Shallwani said Friday that the provincial government has not taken any decision to reopen gyms, restaurants, marriage halls and parks in the city.

The statement from the Karachi commissioner came a day after Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar announced that the government has decided to reopen restaurants, cinemas, theaters and parks from August 10.

Shallwani said that the decision to open gyms, cinemas, theaters, parks and restaurants will be taken after approval from the provincial task force headed by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

Pakistan went into a lock down on March 23 and all restaurants, shopping malls and shops were closed to curb the spread of the corona virus. Schools across the country were closed on March 13.

All educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities, will reopen on September 15, the federal government had announced on August 6.