Friday Prayer Served in Pakistan’s Red Mosque Firstly after Attacks
The Pakistani Government opened the Red Mosque in Islamabad for Friday prayer for the first time since the attacks. The head of the Religious Affairs Department of Pakistan, Mohammad Ijaz al-Hagg, voiced his hope to journalists that the murderous deeds that had taken place in the Red Mosque would not be repeated anywhere in the country.
The mosque walls which were damaged during the shootings had been repaired. The madrasah (Muslims' highest theological school) which operates at the mosque is in very poor condition. According to the Pakistani Government, once the extensive repairs to the Red Mosque are completed, it will most likely be painted white and pale yellow.