Pakistani government urges people to spend “Shab-e-Baraat” at home

Pakistani government urges people to spend “Shab-e-Baraat” at home

Today in Pakistan the 15th Of Shabaan will be observed, which is an auspicious religious occasion also known as “Shab-e-Baraat”. This occasion has always be observed by much fervor throughout Pakistan as people stack up in Masjids in order to have a night long prayer, remembering the Prophet (P.B.U.H) and asking forgiveness from God.

But as the masjids are closed throughout the country, Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah appealed to citizens on Tuesday to stay at home on Shab-e-Barat so as to protect themselves against the coronavirus.

He also said that all senior scholars have agreed and come to this agreement unanimously that staying at home at the time of such a pandemic loose at large, staying at home is the most responsible thing to do.

Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) on Tuesday urged the nation to observe ‘Shab-e-Tauba’ (night of forgiveness) instead of ‘Shab-e-Barat’ as coronavirus cases surge across the country.

The Ulema (scholars) have been working together with authorities to tackle the pandemic, after several talks with the provincial and federal governments.

The provincial minister also asked the people to pray for the eradication of the contagion and the stability of the country.

“I am sure that Almighty will listen to our prayers and rid us of this pandemic,” he said.

He went on to commend the citizens on their approach towards the lockdown and that together only we can win.
Sindh government also said that efforts were being made to deliver assistance to the needy as the government is working with the welfare organisations in the country to meet the need.