President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the Ulema and Mashaikh to play their leading role in implementing COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during Ramzan in mosques and Imambargahs.
He advised the Ulema to get themselves vaccinated and act as role-models in following all SOPs to contain the spread of the virus amidst the 3rd wave of the pandemic.
The President made these remarks while chairing a meeting of Ulema and Mashaikh from Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK via video-link on Monday.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri and SAPM on National Health Services also joined the virtual meeting.
He appreciated the Ulema for extending their cooperation during the previous two waves and hoped that they would continue to use all available fora including the pulpit and the mosques to raise awareness among people about the pandemic.
He also urged the people to pay Zakat and Fitrana which would greatly help in alleviating people’s financial hardships during the pandemic. The President thanked the Ulema and participants of the meeting for praying for his speedy recovery.