LAHORE: Ulema from different sects on Tuesday announced to support government measures to combat coronavirus.
This was announced during a meeting between a delegation of Ulema with Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in Lahore.
The chief minister said 10,000 more kits were being imported from abroad to diagnose coronavirus. He said screening of 760 pilgrims was underway in Dera Ghazi Khan. He said quarantines had also been established to monitor pilgrims in Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan and Bahawalpur.
Minister for Religious Affairs, Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri has underlined the need for collective efforts to steer clear of coronavirus pandemic.
Talking in a private news channel programme, he said it was responsibility of every segment of society to come forward and play its national role in combating coronavirus.
Wafaq ul Madaris Al-Arabia, Pakistan has announced to close madrassahs across Pakistan till April 5, 2020.
According to the press release, signed by Wafaq ul Madaris Al-Arabia, Pakistan Vice President II Mufti Muhammed Rafi Usmani and Vice President I Maulana Anwaarul Haq, an emergency huddle was chaired by Maulana Anwaar in Karachi on March 14 to mull over the situation arising from spread of coronavirus.
The forum unanimously decided that as a precautionary measure holidays would be observed in all the madrassahs across the country till April 5, according to the announcement of the Pakistan government.