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Park properly in front of mosques or face fine

Sharjah - Mosque-goers found to be creating chaos by parking in unauthorised areas especially at night


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Mon 27 Jun 2016, 7:58 PM

Last updated: Mon 27 Jun 2016, 8:12 PM

Though all days of Ramadan are filled with blessings and rewards, the last 10 days holds a special status for Muslims as they confine themselves to mosques for intensified worship.
However, on a negative note, mosque-goers create chaos around mosques by parking their cars in the middle of the road and blocking the way for other motorists at night.
The police have warned worshippers that they will have to pay hefty fines if they park their cars in unauthorised areas near mosques during the last 10 days of Ramadan.
Col Arif Al Shareef, director of central operation department at Sharjah police said patrols are being intensified around mosques to organise traffic and fine violators and also to prevent thefts during prayers, especially of shoes left outside mosques. He pointed out that the illegal parking near mosques causes traffic chaos and congestion on all roads in Sharjah. Such parking also hinders the smooth functioning of civil defence and ambulances.
He urged the public to follow the rules and park their cars in authorised areas.

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