President consults religious leaders to make strategy for the month of Ramdan

President Arif ALvi

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Friday held talks with Jamaat-I-Islami boss Senator Sirajul Haq, Jamiat Ulema-I-Islam-F boss Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith boss Senator Sajid Mir and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz pioneer Rana Tanveer Hussain in regards to petition gatherings.

In phone calls, President Alvi talked about with them matters relating to his gathering with ulema on Saturday about measures to be received against the spread of the coronavirus during Ramazan.

The move was part of the efforts by govt to dissuade religious leaders from holding congregations as mosques in the federal capital and several other areas witnessed significant gatherings during Friday prayers after the announcement by senior clerics that they would not observe the ban on public gatherings.

After the Saturday meeting with the president, another gathering between the executive and religious leaders is required to be held over the prudent issues.