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Pakistan: Five imams arrested for violating prayer codes

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 28 Mar 2020

Pakistan: Five imams arrested for violating prayer codes
Islamabad: Police in Pakistan's Gakhar Mandi city arrested four imams (prayer leaders) for allegedly violating prayer codes which have been enforced by authorities in the region at a time when the country is witnessing a major spike in the number of COVID 19 infected cases.

The Punjab government had directed all the mosques to be locked for Juma prayer and general prayers five times except only for five people, including the caller for prayer (muezzin) and prayer leader (imam), who would be allowed to perform prayers, Dawn News.


Security forces arrested the prayers leaders when they found them allegedly violating the directions.


Those arrested are Allama Muhammad Abbas Rizvi, the prayer leader of Jamia Masjid Noora, Qari Muhammad Sabir of Jamia Masjid Ghausia Rizvia in Mohalla Noorpura, Qari Muhammad Mazhar of Jamia Masjid Gulzar-i-Madina in Mohallah Karimabad and Qari Muhammad Usman of Jamia Mashid Kareemabad, reported Dawn News.


A case has been registered against them.


One of them reportedly managed to flee from the spot.

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