ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday, in a telephonic conversation with Allama Sajid Naqvi, stressed upon a strict observance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) during Ramzan ul Mubarak and Majalis to contain the spread of coronavirus.
During the conversation, the president further said that people should wear face masks and observe social distancing. Elderly people should perform religious duties at homes.
Allama Sajid Naqvi assured the president of the complete observance of SOPs during Majalis, a press release said.
The president urged ulema to advise people to stick to these SOPs.
He underlined the need for acting upon the advice of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) concerning pandemic.
He said the nation with a united stand has to overcome the trying times of coronavirus pandemic.
The president also contacted Maulana Hafeez Jalandhari and said that ulema should advise the faithful to observe SOPs in mosques.
Wafaq ul Madaris had already written a letter to madaris to implement SOPs.