Religious scholars extend full support to govt’s Covid-19 measures in Ramazan

Delegation of Ulema meets PM Imran, expresses support for the country's lockdown strategy

​ Our Correspondent April 20, 2020
A delegation of Ulema, in a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, lauded the premier's approach to the lockdown as realistic.

The religious scholars added that the approach taken by the prime minister was according to ground realities and assured him of complete coordination to implement the decision of precautionary measures taken by the government in regards to congregation during the holy month of Ramzan.

The delegation also expressed their support for the country's lockdown strategy as the nation tackles the coronavirus outbreak.

Pir Aminul Hasanat Shah, Pir Shamsul Amin, Pir Naqibur Rehman, Maulana Mohammad Hanif Jalandhari, Maulana Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, Maulana Hamidul Haq Haqqani, Hafiz Ghulam Mohammad Sialvi, Allama Raja Nasir Abbas, Sahibzada Pir Sultan Fayyaz Hussain, Mufti Maulana Syed Charagh Din Shah and Maulana Ziaullah Shah were part of the delegation which called upon the prime minister.

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Mufti Munibur Rehman, Mufti Taqi Usmani also attended the meeting through video link.

Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mahmood, Minister for Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri, Assistant Special Information Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology Dr Qibla Ayaz and others were also present in the meeting.

Earlier on Saturday, the government and religious scholars reached consensus on conditional prayer congregations and opening of mosques in Ramazan.

President Arif Alvi, during the meeting with the country’s top religious scholars, expressed confidence that precautionary measures would be taken in mosques during Ramazan to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

A 20-point plan was agreed upon and the president said that Ramazan is a month of worship and Muslims all over the world love this month.