Islamabad: During the Friday prayers 73 Prayer leaders (khateeb) were booked for violating the ban on the use of loudspeaker at worship places. In the Capital city use of amplifier for any speech except Azan was banned due to clash between two religious groups in Rawalpindi on Ashura last year, a police officer told.
He added, last year the clash outside a worship place located in the Ashura route in Raja Bazaar last year was caused by the misuse of the loudspeaker, the capital police have strictly implemented the ban on the use of loudspeaker except Azan prayers in the worship places.
” Last Friday , police officials met the khateebs of all mosques and imambargahs in the capital city and asked them to not to violate the ban” he said. The khateebs were further directed that their voices should remain in the premises of the worship places.
They are also told that legal action would be taken against them if they will violate the ban.