Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government announces holiday on 1st Muharram

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government announces holiday on 1st Muharram

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has declared a holiday on 1st Muharram. According to details, the administration department has also issued a statement regarding the holiday across the province on 1st Muharram.

According to the statement, the holiday is subject to the announcement of the Central Route Hilal Committee. It may be recalled that section 144 was enacted in the provincial capital Peshawar from 1st Muharram to 13th Muharram under which double riding, wall chalking, provocative speeches, and distribution of pamphlets would be banned in the city.

According to a statement issued by the provincial government, double riding and the use of tinted windows will be banned in the city, while wall-chalking, hate speech, and distribution of pamphlets will also be banned.

The statement said that under Section 144, the display of weapons and carrying of weapons has been banned in Peshawar, while the movement of Afghan refugees out of their camps will also be banned.

The statement added that standing in the procession corridors would also be banned, while the use of loudspeakers would be allowed only for the call to prayer and the Friday sermon. Meanwhile, three days ago, the Punjab government issued a code of conduct to curb the spread of corona in Muharram.

A letter has been issued to the Deputy Commissioners, Medical Superintendents, CEOs of the Health Department while detailed SOPs have also been issued for holding meetings in Muharram. Health Secretary Sarah Aslam has said that mobile vaccination will be arranged for the mourners during Muharram.

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He said that on-spot vaccination of mourners has been decided from 1st Muharram. A letter issued by the Punjab Health Department said that the meetings should be held in an open space and the temperature of the participants should be checked before admission.

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