ISLAMABAD: The religious scholars of various schools of thought and government have evolved consensus on standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of COVID-19 during Muharram-ul-Haram processions and gatherings.
The consensus was reached in a consultative meeting, chaired by Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sahibzada Noor-ul-Haq Qadri in Islamabad.
According to the SOPs, only licensed and traditional processions will be allowed and wearing of masks and use of hand sanitizers will be mandatory.
Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri told the Ulema present in the meeting that the enemies were busy fanning sectarian bigotry in the country to cause unrest and urged them to frustrate the designs of such elements.
The federal government has asked the provincial governments to hold such meetings at their respective provincial capitals for ensuring congenial atmosphere during the holy month of Muharram-ul-Haram.