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Pakistan struggles at rein in defiant clerics because COVID-19 cases near 7,500

Pakistan’s coronavirus instances on Saturday climbed to 7,481 with 465 brand new sufferers as the government fought to restrain clerics flouting orders against congregations in mosques.

Another 1,832 have regained.

The ministry revealed that 92,548 evaluations are conducted, for example, 6,416 in the previous 24 hours.

The constant rise continued despite frenzied efforts to contain the spread.

Among the biggest challenges being confronted by the government is to convince clerics to prevent congregational prayers in mosques.

He had been poised to continue consultations on Saturday to persuade the clerics from various businesses to prevent massive parties in the upcoming month of Ramzan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan can be expected to satisfy spiritual leaders to take them into confidence within a very important matter.

However, a set of hardline clerics headed by Mufti Muneebur Rehman and Mufti Taqi Usmani desired to allow the clerics to determine the launching of mosques with no interference by the authorities.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri, who’s also a spiritual leader, on Friday asked the fellow clerics to abide by the recommendations of these authorities to conquer coronavirus.

On Friday, many episodes of breach of official directives were reported. However, the situation was much better compared to the preceding Friday when scuffled happened between authorities and worshippers out a mosque in Karachi.

In stark violation of this government requests, a recalcitrant cleric of Red Mosque was holding regular Friday congregation in the center of capital Islamabad.

Maulana Abdul Aziz refused to collaborate and the government was not able to eliminate him from the pulpit of a mosque that’s possessed by the government’s religious affairs ministry.

The government has stated that just five worshippers including individuals that are linked to the affairs of their mosques are permitted to provide congregational prayers.

It was noted that two girls who returned to Pakistan from India through the Wagah border tested positive for the novel coronavirus. They had been a part of 41 individuals that returned into the nation, according to The Express Tribune.