There will be a uniform policy for the Holy month of Ramzan this year as revealed by the Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri. This will be done to control the spread of novel coronavirus.
While addressing a press conference in Islamabad he said, “National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser will approach all the religious parties on the matter of having a uniform policy for Ramzan this year.”
The NA speaker and the SAFRON Minister Shehryar Afridi accompanies the religious affairs minister.
Qadri said that the parties concerned will develop a comprehensive strategy for Ramadan considering the COVID-19 pandemic that has severely impacted daily life and businesses.
The minister said, “The government will approach JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, JI chief Sirajul Haq, Sajid Mir, Sajid Naqvi and other religious leaders for policy-making consultations.”
Also the minister expressed his displeasure over unfortunate incidents regarding congregational prayers resulting in the violation of the lockdown rules.
Furthermore, the religious minister met the Interior Minister Brig (retd) Ijaz Ahmad Shah in the federal capital. The focus of the meeting was to develop a strategy that will ensure that the spirit of Holy month is kept alive.
The press release said, “The Holy month of Ramazan holds great significance for every Muslim in the world. This year we are facing a global challenge of fighting novel COVID 19, considering this hindrance, the Interior Minister and the Minister for Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony met to devise a practical strategy.”