80% of Punjab mosques found violating accord signed with govt

Over 80% mosques in Punjab and Islamabad have failed to implement government directives and safety guidelines, finds a report. The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan crosses 13,000. The report has been published by the Islamabad-based NGO, Pattan Development Organisation. Team of observers visited 194 mosques of Punjab province, as well as the capital city. Also, they compared the situation with a checklist of 20 rules the ulema had agreed to with the president.

As per the findings, in 96% of sampled mosques people were found praying on the footpaths, while 86% of the worshippers did not wear any face masks. An overwhelming majority, 72% of the men in mosques did not keep a six-feet distance.