Pakistan Plans for Online Sacrifice for Coming Eid-ul-Azha

Pakistan has been planning to encourage online sacrifice services amid the coronavirus spread, as the country is struggling to revive its economy.President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi said, ‘It is important that we plan Eid-ul-Azha now. Clear signals should emanate for the people on how to follow directions & SOPs of government regarding.”

He pointed out SOPs regarding social distancing and online and institutional sacrifice. President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasized the need for strictly following the preventive measures in view of the increasing number of cases in the country.

The President said the pandemic had brought many challenges that could be met with the active support of all segments of society as well as efficient coordination between the federal and provincial governments.

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting, attended by Federal Minister for Interior, Brig ljaz Shah and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Notional Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza, at Awan-e- Sadr.

According to media reports, the attending ministers shared their proposals with the President on how to implement the Standing Operating Procedures with regard to coronavirus during Eid shopping and buying of sacrificial animals on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha.

The President asked the ministers to share their proposals with provincial governments and take all stakeholders on board to ensure their implementation. He urged the people to avoid visiting crowded places and follow SOPs at the time of buying sacrificial animals and religious congregations on the eve of Eid-ul- Azha.

He said negligence on the part of people could worsen the situation as corona cases have considerably increased. in The President expressed the hope that Ulema, media and medical community would continue their efforts to educate the people.

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