Ulema advise people to stay home, perform prayers regularly

LAHORE: Twenty supreme Ulema of all schools of thought including Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Chairman Maulana Tahir Ashrafi called on Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar and later in a joint communiqué, they all advised the people to stay home and also perform prayers regularly at their homes. They also paid tribute to medical experts, doctors and paramedical staff on waging an effective war against coronavirus. Punjab Governor said that if people do not take government’s appeal of staying home as serious then stern action would not be hesitated as we have to save them from corona at every cost. The opposition should not play politics because this is the time to save Pakistan from Italy like situation and all have to get united.

According to details, those met with Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar included Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith chief Senator Prof. Sajid, Jamia Asharfia Chief Maulana Fazal Rahim, Jamia Naeemia Chief Dr. Raghib Hussain Naeemi, Badshahi Mosque’s Khateeb Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad, Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Sialvi, Maulana Abdul Mulk, Pir Sahibzada Raza Muhammad, Dr. Mumtaz-ul-Hassan Bharvi, Maulana Muhammad Amir, Mufti Ashiq Hussain, Sahibzada Abdul Mustafa, Allama Niaz Hussain Naqvi, Pir Nazim Hussain Shah, Maulana Afzal Hussain Haideri, Maulana Sahibzada Fazal Rahim, Dr. Tahir Raza Bokhari, DG Auqaf and others. Provincial Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Syed Saeed-ul-Hassan Shah was also present on this occasion.

The situation created in the wake of impending coronavirus threat; government’s measures and public advisories and other matters were discussed in the meeting. In the joint communiqué issued after the meeting, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that all segments of society including Ulema are getting united and In Sha Allah, together we all will save 220 million Pakistanis from corona pandemic. However, it is necessary for people to stay home and do not come out, because when they come out of their houses then it will be difficult for them to prevent themselves from corona. We are appealing the people time and again to stay home and if they do not adhere to government advisory, the government will not have any other option but to take stringent action. We have to save the people from corona, come what may and ensure all necessary steps in this regard. We are thankful to Ulema for standing by the government in fighting out dreadful virus.

In the joint communiqué, the Ulema assured that they would fully cooperate with the government in implementing its advisories regarding safety from corona and In Sha Allah, together we all will defeat coronavirus. All the Ulema advised the general public to adopt preventive measures by staying home and performing prayers regularly at their homes, besides following the advisories/guidelines given by the government. The entire nation salutes to doctors, paramedical staff and all those fighting on frontline against corona pandemic.

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