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'There will be more Eids in the future if people survive the pandemic'

  • Published at 03:24 pm May 19th, 2020
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed  speaks at a press conference on law and order ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr amidst the ongoing epidemic on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed speaks at a press conference on law and order ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr amidst the ongoing epidemic on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Courtesy

IGP Benazir Ahmed urges people not to go to vilage to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr amid the Covid-19 crisis

With the Eid-ul-Fitr just a few days away, people are in a rush to return to their hometowns or villages, however they can, dismissing any fear of contracting or transmitting coronavirus. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed has requested everyone to stay where they are now, instead of going home.

“Stop wherever you are being stopped and come back. You may be just a number in the death tally of the coronavirus pandemic, but you are the whole world to your family,” the IGP said at a press conference on law and order ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr amidst the ongoing epidemic.

“Police will help you if necessary. For those who are thinking about going to your village ahead of Eid, don’t. Stay where you are and follow the government’s directives,” he added.

“We observed that many people are trying to return to their villages in different ways, disregarding government’s instructions. Some are even traveling on foot,” the police official mentioned.

There is a big risk of contracting coronavirus for these people, Benazir commented.

“This is why we are urging you to stay where you are. This is not the last time when you can go home for Eid. If you survive the pandemic, there will be many more in the future,” he further added.

Warning signal number 3 has been hoisted at ferry terminals, but people are crowding these places and trying to cross the river by risking their lives, the senior police official remarked.

“We have asked the River Police to stop this. We will ask those who have already boarded the ferries to come back. If necessary, the police will arrange their return,” he stated.

He also noted that 23 districts were coronavirus-free until the second week of April. However, people have moved from one place to another, causing the infection to spread across the country.

“Wherever the check-post may be, stop there and come back. Please stay where you are,” the IGP implored.

“Eid congregations will not be held in open spaces this Eid-ul-Fitr. They will be held in mosques and remain as brief as possible,” he said.

He asked people to take necessary security measures from home before joining the congregation and urged them not to go sightseeing on the day.

“Do not go to different markets for Eid shopping and return home after work as soon as possible,” he added.

The IGP also mentioned that police are working round the clock to stop any unnecessary movement.

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