“Stay indoors, cooperate with govt,” Pakistan Ulema Council

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On Monday, the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) has urged the nation “to stay indoors and cooperate with the government” in its fight against the novel coronavirus.

The PUC has advised the masses to help government authorities in preventing the spread of the virus.

The statement surfaced during a press release. The Pakistan Ulema Council has also advised people to do zikr while staying in homes.

The PUC said, “The safety precautions and directives issued by various Islamic countries against the coronavirus are neither against the tenets of Islam nor Shariah.”

“Islam calls on Muslims to keep themselves as well as others safe. Saving a life is akin to saving the whole of humanity,” it further added.

Meanwhile, the interior ministry on Monday has issued a notification amid coronavirus lockdown in the country.

According to the notification, Pakistan Army troops are being deployed in different sections of the country to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.

“The Competent Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred under Article 245 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Section I31-A of CrPC is pleased to authorize deployment of sufficient strength of troops of Pakistan Army in Punjab province depending upon the requirement to be worked out by the provincial Government in liaison with the Army authorities in connection with the prevailing situation related to the spread of COVID-19 and matters ancillary thereto, subject to laws enforced in Pakistan,” read the notification for Punjab.

Similar notifications are also being issued for Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan.

It is pertinent to note that the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surpassed 850 across the country.

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