Congregational Friday prayers ban to stay in place: Sindh info minister

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Congregational Friday prayers ban to stay in place: Sindh info minister

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information Nasir Hussain Shah on Friday stated that the ban on congregational prayers throughout the province shall be strictly adopted for Friday prayers.

Shah requested that individuals pray at their houses and restrict their actions outdoors from 12pm to 3pm within the afternoon. He additionally requested residents to cooperate with legislation enforcement authorities on this regard.

“The purpose of the measures being adopted is to protect the people against the coronavirus,” he stated, including that the lockdown would truly make the lives of individuals safer in the long term.

“The restriction of the prayer congregations has been enforced to protect the lives of citizens,” Shah clarified. “The religious leaders have backed the efforts made by the Sindh government in this regard,” he added.

Leading spiritual scholar Mufti Naeem, whereas chatting with Geo Pakistan on Friday morning, stated that if the federal government had determined to limit prayer congregations, the folks ought to observe the directives.

“There is a danger of a contagious disease spreading if people are not careful, therefore everyone should pay heed to the call of the government to restrict congregational prayers,” he stated.

The Pakistan Ulema Council on Friday additionally urged folks throughout the province not to withstand authorities orders to limit congregational prayers amid the unfold of the coronavirus throughout the nation.

In a press release launched to the media, the council stated that individuals ought to observe social distancing protocols and pray at home as a substitute of becoming a member of giant Friday prayer congregations.