Ulema from all schools of thought have agreed to observe the holy month of Muharram-ul-Haram under strict COVID-19 standard operating procedures.
This was agreed during the National Command and Operation Centre special session held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri on arrangements for Muharram.
The forum participants were apprised of the current situation of Coronavirus pandemic in the country, vaccination campaign and the need to follow Corona SOPs during meetings and processions regarding Muharram.
All the participants in the forum agreed that Muharram would be observed with devotion and respect under strict COVID-19 safety protocol and SOPs.
The management of religious gatherings would ensure the implementation of SOPs during the administration of gatherings, processions, and other ceremonies.