Religious scholars can play role of vanguard to combat coronavirus: Firdous


Islamabad: March 17, 2020 (TNS): Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the religious scholars can play the role of vanguard to combat the international phenomenon of coronavirus.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, she said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meeting with eminent religious scholar Tariq Jameel was also part of that process. She said responsibility has been entrusted to the ministry of religious affairs to engage the religious scholars and ensure their central role in this important national cause.

Firdous Ashiq Awan hailed the role being played by the media in creating awareness amongst the people about the prevention of the virus. She said we consider the media as a partner to cope with this challenge.

She stressed there is no need to be panicked in the current situation. She said the people should seek complete details about the symptoms of the disease and its prevention and possible treatment. She said the people should keep themselves safe and their dear ones from this pandemic, and that rumors should not be given any ear.