President requests mosque committees to convince elderly worshipers to pray at home


ISLAMABAD:      President Arif Alvi has directed the mosque committees to convince the worshipers above 50-years to offer their prayers at homes due to coronavirus outbreak.
In his letter to Imams after visiting various mosques in Islamabad, the president said that point number six of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) asks worshippers over 50 years old to avoid coming to mosques for offering congregational prayers.
However, he expressed satisfaction over implementation of 20-point SOPs by the administration of mosques.
He directed the administration of the mosques to follow all necessary precautionary measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The president examined the precautionary measures and necessary arrangements being adopted by the mosques’ administration during the congregational prayers and Taraweeh to contain the spread of coronavirus.