No rally before or after prayers at mosques

Staff Correspondent

8 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Religious Affairs Ministry on Wednesday in an emergency circular said that no meeting or rally will be allowed before prayers and after munajat in mosques or any other place of worship.

The decision was taken considering the increase in Covid-19 cases across the country at an alarming rate, the circular said.

The ministry said that the Tarabi prayers will be held following social distance and health guidelines.

Earlier on April 5, the ministry prohibited Sehri and Iftar at mosques in Ramadan in an effort to contain the surging coronavirus infection.

The ministry in the notice also issued instructions on praying      

in congregations at mosques following the health rules.

The government on Monday also asked authorities concerned not to arrange iftar mahfils or sahri at mosque for ensuring safety of people during the pandemic. In this regard, the government also issued 10-point guidelines over various issues, including offering prayer and maintaining people’s safety at mosques during the lockdown.