Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed all concerned officials to take all key steps to close stores, shops, shopping malls and marketplaces throughout the country every day after 8 pm. As per Bangladesh national news agency BSS, these measures have been taken in an attempt to save electricity and energy in the face of ongoing power and energy price hikes throughout the world.
All the instructions were given in a circulation that was signed by Director General (Administration) Md Ahsan Kibria Siddiqui of the Prime Minister's Office on Friday.
In accordance with the Section 114 of the Bangladesh Labour Law-2006, secretaries of concerned ministries as well as divisions, like the public security division, the commerce ministry, the energy and mineral resources division, the local government department, the power division, the industries ministry, the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments have been asked to strictly followed the instructions.
Moreover, all divisional commissioners, deputy inspector generals of police, deputy commissioners, and superintendents of police of all divisions and districts are also directed to abide by the order.