Sindh govt orders reopening of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine

Sindh govt orders reopening of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan Sharif.

In this regard, the Sindh government made decision Tuesday but urged the devotees must follow the SOPs during visit to the shrine.

Sindh govt orders reopening

Chief Administrator of Sindh Auqaf Department said that the shrine would reopen for general visitors under strict implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

The provincial government had to close the shrine on March 24, 2020 to implement the precautionary measures to stop the spread of deadly coronavirus.

Due to that, the authorities had to cancel annual urs of Muslim saint in Sehwan Sharif on April 12.

Meanwhile, Punjab government already reopened shrines of Muslim saints across the province to facilitate devotees.

The Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar of Punjab first shared this to provincial ministers Muhammad Basharat Raja, Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed and Malik Muhammad Anwar.

Furthermore, Buzdar said the world has changed due to coronavirus and people need to change their lifestyle in accordance with the new changes.

He urged devotees should maintain social distancing while visiting shrines.

On the other hand, concerned officials updated National Command and Operation Centre that the COVID-19 cases may increase because people’s following of guidelines and standard operating procedures remain unsatisfactory.

They said COVID-19 guidelines following remained unsatisfactory during Eid holidays

The meeting also noted that the following of standard operating procedures SOPs and guidelines regarding COVID-19 remained very scarce during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays.


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