Azhar said media, banks, relief organisations, grocery stores, petrol pumps were already operating and their supply chain will continue.
He said low-risk industries were identified on the instructions of the prime minister
Chemicals manufacturing plants, e-commerce for exports and necessary local delivery items, software development and programming firms, paper and packaging units, industries with labour available on the premises, fertiliser plants, mines and minerals industries, dry cleaners and dhobis, glass manufacturing, veterinary services, cement plants, nurseries, machinery-making units and book and stationery stores will be exempted.
All export industries will also be exempted as long as the trade development authority confirms all orders first, said Azhar.
All these places will be opened as per the SOPs already issued to the provinces.
He said there were two areas where there was a disagreement between the provinces and the centre.