KARACHI: After getting green light from Ulema, the Sindh government has announced that Friday prayers would be attended by limited worshippers only amid fear of outbreak of coronavirus and complete lockdown would be imposed from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
As per the directive, no vehicle would be allowed to take to road during this time.
Last two weeks incidents of fighting took place between police and worshippers after the former stopped them from attending Friday congregation.
The CM Sindh and a delegation of Ulema led by Chairman Ruet e Hilal Committee Pakistan Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman have asked the citizens and police to cooperate with each other.
On Mar 26, in response to the Sindh government’s banning Jummah payer, world celebrated religious scholar, Vice President and Shaykh al-Hadith at Darul Uloom Karachi, Mufti Taqi Usmani had given a fatwa in which he had reluctantly supported the provincial government’s decision.
Mufti Taqi Usmani had said though the number of people recommended by the Sindh government were far too less, however, he still supported the decision for it was taken in the best interest of the masses.