Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration on Sunday suspended business closure timings till July 10 ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
“The closing hours of shops and establishments are hereby suspended till 10-07-2022 in public interest”, said a notification issued by the additional district magistrate.
The previous order for closure of shops and establishments will come into force with effect from July 11, it added.
Following the federal government decision to tackle the current energy crisis the Islamabad administration had limited the operational hours of markets, shopping malls, wedding halls and restaurants.
The former head of short video giant TikTok’s gaming unit, Jason Fung, is launching a blockchain gaming startup as one of two co-founders, he told Reuters in an interview, as the buzz around blockchain games grows while sector heavyweights remain wary.
The 34-year-old left TikTok last month after two years with the firm, and his exit comes as TikTok and its Chinese owner ByteDance have been aggressively expanding into the $300 billion dollar global gaming market to take on rival Tencent Holdings, an effort that has yielded mixed results so far.
It also reflects ballooning interest among entrepreneurs and investors in blockchain games – a new generation of online games built on blockchains which allow players to trade items in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Fung, whose new venture is called Meta0, said he left TikTok after seeing an opportunity to offer a solution to the current segregated nature of infrastructure options available to developers looking to build blockchain games