Bahawalpur Deputy Commissioner (DC) Muzaffar Khan Sial on Monday urged the citizens to strictly follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) during Eidul Azha especially at cattle markets and Eid congregations, to curb the spread of coronavirus. He stated this while presiding over a meeting of District Peace Committee. The DC further said that authorities concerned must ensure that no one enters these places without wearing a mask and children, elderly persons must avoid visiting cattle markets. He added that offal and other remains of animals must be disposed of properly and special arrangements for the cleaning of these places must be done. The deputy commissioner remarked that the role of the clergy was important in implementing SOPs and maintaining peace and harmony during Eidul Azha and Muharramul Haram.Special prayers for progress and prosperity of Pakistan were held at the meeting. The meeting was attended by religious leaders of various schools of thought.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2020.