Truck Carrying 19 Tableeghi Jamaat Members To Islamabad Caught By Police
A truck carrying 19 members of Tableeghi Jamaat sitting next to each other was caught by the police on Islamabad Highway toll plaza. The jamaat members had come from Multan. Police intercepted their vehicle and stopped them from travelling any further.
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Tableeghi Jamaat members who attended the recently-held Tableeghi Ijtema in Raiwind area of Lahore were asked by the authorities to quarantine themselves after several members testing positive for the novel coronavirus. It is also being said that the attendees of the Raiwind ijtema who returned to their home cities following the cancellation of the ijtema resulted in spread of the virus. In Islamabad, a UC was quarantined after the administration found that coronavirus-positive Tableeghi Jamaat members were not practicing any preventive measures.
Moreover, Islamabad Assistant Commissioner Omar Hayat had recently told Naya Daur that the administration’s failure to restrict the movement of Tableeghi Jamaat returnees was the reason why Islamabad saw a sharp surge in coronavirus cases.