Shab-e-Barat, the night of blessings and forgiveness, is being observed tonight with solemnity.
Traditionally, a large numbers of the faithful throng the mosques to offer special prayers and Nawafils during the whole night under normal conditions.
However, due to the situation arising out of coronavirus, the people this time around will spend the night at homes offering prayers and seeking blessings of God Almighty.
The religious scholars have appealed to the masses to make diligent and whole-hearted supplications before the Almighty Allah on the blessed night for warding off the deadly pandemic of coronavirus.
In a statement, Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri has said people should avoid gathering in big congregations of Shab-e-Barat in the wake of coronavirus and they should rather arrange for prayers at their homes.
The Minister said special prayers should be offered to Allah Almighty for safety from coronavirus pandemic.