ISLAMABAD: Ulema and Mashaikh on Monday strongly supported the lockdown strategy of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the wake of coronavirus.
A delegation of religious scholars called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad and assured him of full coordination to implement the decision of precautionary measures taken by the government.
The delegation included Pir Aminul Hasanat Shah, Pir Shams-ul-Amin, Pir Naqib-ur-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.
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Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman, Mufti Taqi Usmani, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, and Allama Shehenshah Hussain Naqvi 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.
The religious scholars of the country said that the stance of the prime minister about lockdown is a realistic approach and according ground realities.
PM Imran also tweeted a message on Monday once again appealing to the nation to adopt precautionary measures against COVID-19.
He urged people to stay at home as much as possible during this pandemic.
The prime minister said the more people showed self-discipline, the easier it would be for the government to manage the COVID19 plus ease the lockdown gradually.