The Sindh government has allowed Eidul Fitr and Jummatul Wida congregations to be held across the province but with all necessary safety precautions enforced.
Sindh Information Nasir Shah made the announcement on Tesday at a press conference in Karachi.
He said all prayers, including Taraweeh, would be held under the SOPs formulated by the center, in consultation with religious scholars.
“Eid prayers will be held at open places and parks,” Shah added, “Prayers could be held twice at places with a large number of people.”
Furthermore, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has urged the masses to offer prayers at open places instead of in smaller mosques.
He said the provincial government had not allowed processions on Youm-e-Ali (RA).
“Whatever restrictions we placed, they were placed after consultation with doctors,” Ghani added.
According to the minister, there was no point in restricting prayers and keeping mosques closed after all the markets and industries were reopened.
He also added that the religious clerics had cooperated a lot with the government and urged the masses to act upon the SOPs while offering prayers.
The Sindh government had imposed a ban on congregational prayers on March 26.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Sindh has reported 1,017 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours and 17 deaths.
This is so far the highest number of cases reported within 24 hours.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Sindh is now 18,964.