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No lockdown during Friday congregational prayers today

KARACHI: The government will not impose a lockdown today during congregational prayers on account of Jumatul Wida, the last Friday for the holy month of Ramazan. Yesterday, Interior Minister Ijaz Shah appealed to follow the government’s standard operating procedures during

Clerics assure support for complete Friday lockdown in Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh government will again enforce a complete lockdown across the province during 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm on Friday to prevent the movement of people and large congregations for prayers. In this regard, a delegation of several religious

Sindh to again impose three-hour complete lockdown on Friday

KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to once again impose a three-hour complete lockdown on Friday between 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM to stop large gatherings during weekly congregation prayers. The Home Department said a complete lockdown for three hours will

Chairman CII urges to offer Friday congregation prayers at home

ISLAMABAD: Council of Islamic Ideology Chairman Dr Qibla Ayaz has urged the people to avoid going to mosques and offer Friday congregations prayer at home under the prevailing situation. Talking to journalists on Thursday, he called for adopting preventive measures

Sindh govt to impose three-hour complete lockdown on Friday

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to impose a complete lockdown on Friday from 12 noon to 3pm in an attempt to prevent large gatherings during the time of congregation prayers. The provincial government has decided to impose a complete

Prayers during pandemic

One of the most difficult decision for the government during the ongoing coronavirus crisis is regarding the congregational prayers in mosques. An outright ban could spark a strong reaction among clerics and religious scholars in a rather conservative and deeply

Religious scholars calls for preventive measures against coronavirus

KARACHI: As the government mulls over the difficult decision to stop large congregations in mosques, several top clerics from different schools of thought have urged the public to adopt preventive measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Addressing a

At least 62 killed in Afghan mosque blast

KABUL: At least 62 people were killed by a blast inside an mosque during Friday prayers, according to officials, a day after the United Nations said violence in the country had reached “unacceptable” levels. The explosion, which witnesses said collapsed