17 March 2020 – Government issues decree to postpone all political and religious gatherings

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Religion
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Pakistan Ulema Council, Chairman Hafiz Tahir Sherani.

Overview: The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) said that in light of the fast-spreading novel coronavirus, all political and religious gatherings should be postponed “immediately”.
Full details here: https://www.dawn.com/news/1541658/pakistan-ulema-council-issues-fatwa-to-postpone-political-religious-gatherings-immediately

Type of Justification: Learning from other jurisdictions, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other, International – other