KARACHI: As many as 35 prayer leaders and trustees of mosques had been booked for violating the Sindh authorities’s ban on congregational prayers, which was imposed as a part of a string of measures to curtail the unfold of coronavirus.
Instances have been registered in opposition to the arrested people beneath Part 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code, which offers with disobedience to orders duly promulgated by a public servant.
The instances have been filed on the police stations in Yousuf Plaza, Samanabad, Azizabad, Noor Jehan, Gulbahar, Nazimabad, Rizvia Society, New Karachi industrial space, Surjani City, SITE A, SITE B, Shershah, Pakistan Bazar, Mominabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Kharadar and a number of other different localities.
Out on bail
On Saturday, native courts granted bail to a number of of these arrested.
Kharadar police offered three prayer leaders, Maulana Ikram, Maulana Mubeen and Maulana Ahmed, on the metropolis courtroom, the place the courtroom launched them in opposition to a surety bond of Rs5,000 every.
In the meantime, the Malir judicial Justice of the Peace accredited the bail of Imam Mohammad Manzoor in opposition to a surety bond of Rs6,000.
Individually, six prayer leaders offered in courtroom by the Shah Latif police additionally acquired bail, whereas the East judicial Justice of the Peace granted bail to Imam Syed Afzal Chishti in opposition to a surety bond of Rs10,000.
The Sindh authorities has banned the congregational prayers in mosques until April 5. Regardless of the ban, although, quite a few mosques held Friday prayers as ordinary, with scores of individuals flocking to them, though the routes resulting in most main mosques had been blocked and plenty of mosques had their doorways locked.
Whereas regulation enforcement personnel implored the aggrieved crowds to not enter the mosques, these appeals did little to appease the worshipers.
Printed in The Specific Tribune, March 29th, 2020.