Mosques to remain open in Ramzan despite increasing COVID-19 cases and deaths

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Sahibzada Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, has said mosques around the country would remain open during the holy month of Ramzan with strict adherence to COVID-19 standard operating procedures. Last year after the coronavirus first broke out, a restriction on congregation provoked a backlash in Pakistan, with attacks on police as they attempted to halt prayers at mosques.

Last year, it was a Ramadan like never before for Muslims across Asia as mosques that would normally be packed for prayers were deserted and in some places locked up as governments enforced measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Ramadan will start in Pakistan in mid April this year.

Source: Arab News PK