ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has categorically said that mosques will not be closed during the second wave of Covid-19, however, it is imperative to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) against the disease.
The prime minister said this while talking to Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri on Friday.
He directed the Ministry of Religious Affairs to remain in constant touch with the religious scholars and the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on matters pertaining to Covid-19. He said that the religious scholars should be kept informed about the latest coronavirus trends so that the message of compliance with the SOPs continues to emanate from mosques.
Qadri also apprised the prime minister of the restructuring of Ulema and Mashaikh Council.
On November 24, the National Coordination Committee (NCC) had rejected a proposal of the Sindh government regarding the closure of mosques across the country amid a nationwide spike in Covid-19 cases.