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Govt to formulate comprehensive policy to curb COVID-19 during Eid-ul-Adha

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

17th Jun, 2020. 05:55 pm
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Federal Interior Minister Ijaz Shah has said that a comprehensive policy is being formulated to curb the spread of COVID-19 during Eid-ul-Adha.

According to the statement issued, Home Minister Brigadier (retd) Ijaz Ahmad Shah said that the ministry was pursuing a comprehensive policy to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country during Eid-ul-Adha.

In a meeting held to review the measures taken to deal with the dangers of coronavirus during Eid-ul-Adha, Interior Minister Ijaz Shah said that animal sacrifice on Eid-ul-Adha is a religious duty and the government has made all possible arrangements to provide safe and the risk-free holly festival and will also ensure that coronavirus will be prevented.

The Home Minister said that all measures should be taken keeping in view the safety measures and guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.

Brigadier (retd) Ijaz Shah said that a clear strategy was being prepared in this regard in which all stakeholders would be consulted.

He said that we will also seek guidance from scholars to help protect the people and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The Home Minister said that protection of the people would be the top priority as well as protection of the interests of livestock farmers.

It should be noted that Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated with religious devotion and respect on the 10th of Zill Hajj every year.

On the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, cattle markets are set up at various places across the country where a large number of people not only go to buy animals but also go to the markets with their families to see the animals.

This time, however, the situation looks very different due to the spread of the coronavirus Pandemic.

Although Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated across the country on July 31 and the moon of Zill Hajj will be visible on July 21, the official date of Eid-ul-Adha will be announced later.

Note that till the evening of June 17, the number of cases of Coronavirus in the country was more than 154,000 while 2,975 people have died due to this virus.

Also read: Eid-ul-Azha 2020: Fawad Chaudhary announces the date

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