The provincial minister announced on Wednesday that the Sindh provincial government has allowed the religious congregations of Eidul Fitr and Jummatul Wida.
Sindh Information Nasir Shah announced at a press conference in Karachi that Eid al-Fitr prayers will be held in the province, as will Jummatul Wida.
He said that all prayers, including Talavi, will be conducted in consultation with religious scholars in accordance with the standard operating procedures established by the center.
“Eid prayers will be held at open places and parks,” Shah said. “Prayers could be held twice at places with large number of people.”
Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani urged the crowd to pray in open spaces instead of in smaller mosques.
He said the provincial government had not allowed processions on Youm-e-Ali (RA).
“Whatever restrictions we placed, they were placed after consultation with doctors,” Ghani said.
The minister said that with all markets and industries already open, it would not make sense to restrict prayers and close mosques.
He said that religious pastors have cooperated with the government a lot and urged the masses to take action when praying to the SOP.
The Sindh provincial government banned group prayers on March 26. This measure is one of many measures aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.