KARACHI: The Sindh government has started implementation on three hours curfew from noon to 3:00 pm across the province in a bid to maintain social distancing at the time of Friday prayers.
According to details, the police and Rangers personnel have made the temporary check post to make sure imposition as police are also using laud speaker ordering people to stay at homes.
The main thoroughfare Shahr-e-Faisal has been close for all kinds of traffic as only ambulances being allowed while other roads have also been closed by erecting barriers.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Sindh Local Government Minister Nasir Shah said the “painful” decision about the ban on Friday prayers was taken with a heavy heart. “The mosques, however, will remain open where only three to five persons can perform Juma prayers,” he added.
Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah said strict action will be taken against anyone found violating the ban.
The Sindh government had banned Friday prayers in the province last week. The order issued by the government said that only three to five mosque staff members (such as the imam and khateeb) are allowed to pray there.