ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has proclaimed here today that mosques will remain open during Ramazan.
Talking to Media after a rendezvous with religious leaders (ulemas), president Alvi pointed out that people suffering from flu will not be allowed to pray inside the mosques. Similarly namazis above the age of 50 will not be able to enter the masjids.
President Alvi said that carpets and rugs (Darri) will not be available in the mosques. Hence people should either bring their own praying mats (Jae-Namaaz) or pray on floors duly cleaned.
Other SOPs agreed with ulemas include maintaining a social distance of six feet, wearing face masks, avoiding handshakes and embracing.
President said in case masses ignore the SOPs during the holy month of Ramazan, government will have to revisit the decision.