Ulema to comply with government instructions

Ulema to comply with government instructions
Islamabad: The Ulema has agreed to support and comply with instructions given by government in a meeting with President Arif Ali today.

According to details, a consultative meeting was organized at President House today where ulema were invited to have a discussion with Arif Alvi on situation arising from Coronavirus.

The president of Pakistan sought the cooperation of the ulema to raise awareness among the masses about Coronavirus pandemic.

According to a press release issued by the president's secretariat post meeting, Arif Alvi urged the ulema to advise people to stay indoors and offer prayers in their homes considering the Coronavirus threat in the country.

"The president highlighted the preventive measures which needed to be taken by the people to stop spreading the disease," the statement read.

Alvi emphasized on the importance maintaining social distancing and acting upon guidelines provided by Islam to deal with a pandemic.

The ulema assured president of their complete support saying that they would completely comply with the instructions given by the government.

They also apprised president on the steps they have taken to control spread of Coronavirus including cancellation of religious congregations, postponement of convocations and examinations as well as giving holidays to over three million madrassah students.

The number of total coronavirus cases rose to 1,102 in Pakistan till Thursday morning while 21 people have recovered from the disease.

The infectious disease has claimed eight lives in Pakistan while five patients are reported to be in critical condition. A woman, who had returned from the United Kingdom, died on Wednesday (March 25) in Sohawa, a tehsil in Jhelum.