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Ulema urge politicians to postpone public gatherings

Ulema urge politicians to postpone public gatherings

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – President Dr Arif Alvi presided over a meeting of governors and Ulema at President's House on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, President Dr Arif Alvi announced that the nation will observe Yaum-e-Dua on Friday to pray to Almighty Allah for protection against the coronavirus pandemic.

He said that a strategy of combination of prayers, precautionary measures, and taking care of the weak segment of the society will be pursued in the second wave of COVID-19. "Pakistan remained successful in controlling the pandemic in its first wave," he added.

The President appealed to masses to strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to check a surge of the pandemic. He said Ulema have an important role for spreading awareness about precautionary measures. He said that they have also agreed to play their effective role in this regard.

The President said Ulema have reaffirmed to the SOPs issued for mosques on April 17. "Ulema observed that politicians also need to demonstrate unity against the pandemic and postpone their public gatherings."