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PM Orders PTV To Telecast Taraveeh Prayers Live

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan announced on Thursday that on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, PTV has made arrangements for live telecast of Taraveeh prayers during the holy month of Ramzan.

In a tweet, she said as always, the blessings of the month of Ramzan would reach every home. In this time of epidemic, people would stay in their homes and participate in live telecast of Taraweeh prayers.

Meanwhile, talking to a private television channel, Dr. Firdous Aashiq Awan said on Thursday that strict action would be taken against the violators of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during lockdown, to control spread of the virus.

The government has been considering to constitute committees to ensure the complete implementation of SOPs in religious activities during the month of Ramzan. Religious scholars, community leaders and political leaders would be a part of these committees, she said.

“Strict lockdown in the whole country can create economic issues for the middle class and low income people, so the government would cordon off the areas where corona cases would emerge,” she further added.

After 18th amendment, the provincial governments are free to take measures for the welfare of public, however the federal government would support the provincial governments by providing guidelines, she mentioned. Political opponents should stop playing politics in this situation and should focus on serving the masses, she remarked.

“We respect the doctors and paramedical staff as they are fighting against a fatal disease,” she said, adding, the government was focused on the safety of the masses.


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