A day after the Sindh authorities made the choice to ban congregational prayers in mosques, Minister for Non secular Affairs and Interfaith Concord Dr Noorul Haq Qadri stated mosques within the nation would stay open.
The non secular affairs minister stated mosques would not be closed however the variety of folks praying ought to be minimal as a precautionary measure to curb the unfold of the virus.
Briefing the media after a video convention with Ulemas chaired by President Dr Arif Alvi, the minister stated kids and other people above the age of 50 ought to be barred from providing each day and Friday prayers in mosques.
He added the Ulema urged the president to take vital steps to comprise the unfold of the virus.
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Referring to the Hajj preparations this 12 months, Qadri stated the Saudi management has requested Pakistan to not finalise agreements concerning transport till the pandemic is managed.
Qadri additional stated the Ulema have assured their assist to the federal government and can cooperate to comprise the unfold of the virus.
After Sindh and the federal authorities, Balochistan additionally restricted attendance of congregational prayers.
A notification issued early Friday stated the federal government was exercising powers below Part (2) of The West Pakistan Epidemic Illness Act 1958 and determined that solely three or 5 individuals, designated for Masjid, will provide prayers in congregation and most of the people will provide their prayers at houses.