Shrines across Sindh reopen today

KARACHI: The province of Sindh, also known as the land of Sufis, has opened all the shrines, after the closure of two months, under the coronavirus SOPs.

A large number of pilgrims visited the shrine of Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi near the coastal strip of the city and offered fateha khawani.

Sindh Awqaf Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal also paid a surprise visit to Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine in Karachi.

He took stock of the situation and asked the administration to make sure that visitors follow the SOPs.

Reopening after two months closure

The Sindh government on Tuesday announced the reopening of all religious shrines and dargahs across the province after a sharp decline in the coronavirus cases.

The administration of all the shrines has been directed to strictly observe the standard operating procedure (SOPs) to safeguard the health of the visitors.

Some of the important SOPs in this regard include sanitization stations at the entrance of each shrine, compulsory wearing of masks by staff and visitors and restricting the entry of people over 50, younger children and visitors with flu-like symptoms.

Abdullah Zahid

Abdullah Zahid is TPD's correspondent in Karachi. He reports on Pakistani political affairs.

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