Pertaining to the critical situation of pandemic, COVID-19 President Arif Alvi has on Saturday, called on Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) head Allama Raja Nasir Abbas to impose a ban on procession beginning from the upcoming week, regarding Youm-e-Ali (RA). 

As per the details, President Alvi reassured Nasir Abbas the religious events scheduled on Youm-e-Ali (RA) like majalis are sanctioned with the condition of COVID-19 SOPs.

The MWM chief demanded in his phone call with the President the government ensure security to all Youm-e-Ali (RA) events organized across the country.

Separately, MWM leadership has announced a press conference denying NCOC notification earlier today that bans any processions and in fact conditions religious event gatherings with SOPs. MWM has convened a presser tomorrow where Abbas will conduct an address.

Federal government has decided against allowing the processions of Youm-e-Ali (RA) after an NCOC meeting mulled over it in wake of the rising COVID-19 situation in the country.

It is pertinent to be stated here that in a meeting of NCOC presided by Asad Umar and attended by Lieutenant General Hamood uz Zaman, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed, Minister for Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri as provincial chief secretaries also joined the meeting via a video link, the decision was approved with mutual discussion.