Pak to quarantine Tablighi members

Pak to quarantine Tablighi members

Agency News

Pakistan's federal and the provincial government on Friday decided to quarantine all tableeghi jamaat members, in the mosques where they preach, as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

A comprehensive policy has been framed to send the Tablighi jamat members to their respective homes after the quarantine period ends.

According to a senior government official, all governments would coordinate and cooperate with each other in the execution of this plan.

Test samples would be taken from the mosques where the tableeghi jamaat members will reside; the source said adding that local administration would be responsible for providing ration and other amenities.

According to data compiled by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Government, approximately 4,000 people from other provinces are part of the various missionary movements in the province excluding foreigners.

The adviser to K-P Chief Minister on Information, Mr. Ajmal Wazir, said that the government has the utmost respect for the mission's movements. 'Our first priority is their safety and return,' he added

He also assured that rations and other necessary facilities would be provided to the mosques. The decision was taken amid the lockdown in Pakistan to limit the spread of the virus.

'The decision also intends to prevent unhealthy movement of people by hiding in cars and trucks,' he added.