No Youm-e-Ali processions in Pakistan this year: NCOC

02:35 PM | 1 May, 2021
No Youm-e-Ali processions in Pakistan this year: NCOC

ISLAMABAD – The government has announced a ban on Youm-e-Ali processions across Pakistan in the wake of the third intensive wave of coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan's top monitoring body on Saturday imposed a ban on Yaum-e-Ali processions whereas majalis will be permitted under strict Standard operating procedures - which are already in place for the ongoing sacred month of Ramadan.

The decision was taken in the NCOC meeting which was attended by Planning Minister Asad Umar and Lit-Gen Hamoodur Rehman. Provincial chief secretaries also attended the meeting via video link.

According to the latest update, majalis can only be held for a limited time. In case of non-compliance with SOPs, the organisers of the majalis will be held accountable.

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