President urges media to highlight social distancing at Mosques

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Sunday urged the print and electronic media to highlight social distancing phenomenon at Mosques as agreed between the government and the Ulema.

In a tweet, he said the worshipers should also be educated so that they themselves ensure social distancing for their own protection and that of others. “Every citizen of Pakistan must be encouraged to take the responsibility. After the 20 point ‘Ijma’ (consensus) on prayers in Masajid, it is up to us to implement it,” the president remarked. He also shared the image of the prayer congregation at a Mosque in Karachi with people maintaining distance and a media report depicting Mosques being disinfected, carpets removed and floors marked to make the people stand at a prescribed distance during the prayer.