Clerics’ role vital in battle against coronavirus: President Alvi
President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday phoned Chairman All-Pakistan Ulema Council, Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi and discussed the dangers of novel coronavirus and role of the ulema amidst the deadly pandemic.
President Dr Arif Alvi said that the threat of coronavirus needed to be fought with unity among residents of Pakistan and emphasised the role clergy to facilitate the process of awareness, prevention and precaution against the virus.
President apprised Ashrafi about his recently concluded visit to China and the reinforcements undertaken by the country to battle the spread of the virus.
President Arif Alvi also bestowed high praise upon the role of ulema in Pakistan’s hour of need and hailed the suggestion of praying Jummah prayers on the floor rather than on rugs of any sort. The president also said that the efforts of the ulema amid coronavirus spread are being viewed as very positive.