SOPs for religious congregations during Ramadan to remain unchanged

Sandra Loyd

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday chose to bring no modification in the requirement operating treatments (SOPs) for religious congregations– set out in the arrangement reached in between the federal government and the clerics last month– in the second half of Ramadan.

A conference of the NCOC, chaired by the Federal Minister for Preparation and Reforms Asad Umar, likewise proposed suggestions to ease lockdown limitations in the nation.

The suggestions consisted of the opening of inter-provincial transport with appropriate execution of SOPs along with the phase-II of the building sector, resuming of retail outlets and rebooting selective outpatient departments in Islamabad healthcare facilities.

The conference likewise proposed to increase the hours for stores to remain open from 9: 00 am to 5: 00 pm and after that once again 8: 00 pm to 10: 00 pm.

The statement comes a day after the federal government settled propositions to reduce the lockdown limitations in the coming days.

According to the steps which would be proposed to the National Coordination Committee (NCC) after taking feedback from the various stakeholders, inter-provincial transport ought to be opened with appropriate execution of the SOPs.

The brand-new policy would remain in impact till May 31 if authorized by the NCC at its next conference which is set up to occur on May 9.

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