Nation observes Eid-ul-Fitr with religious zeal, fervour

Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across country on Monday in a befitting manner as the faithful offered Eid prayers in all the four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan with great religious fervour and festivity, marking the culmination of the holy month of Ramazan. Special arrangements were made to offer Eid prayer across throughout the country including Faisal Masjid, Islamabad; Badshahi Masjid, Lahore, Memon Masjid, Karachi and Binori Town and at different places at Quetta and Peshawar.

Special prayers were also offered for the solidarity, prosperity and progress of the country and over all progress of Muslim Ummah.

Special prayers were offered for the progress and prosperity of the country, unity of the ‘Ummah’, solution of their problems and liberation of Muslim territories, including occupied Kashmir.

In the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, the ‘Eid’ congregations were held at more than 300 places.

In Islamabad, the biggest congregation was held at the grand Faisal Mosque , where the high-ups of the government offered Eid prayers. In Rawalpindi, the biggest Eid congregation was held at the historic Liaquat Bagh.

Following the Eid prayers, Muslims spend their time feasting with family and friends and feeding those who are less fortunate. Sweets and other special dishes have been prepared for serving the guests. People also exchange gifts on the occasion.

Karachiites celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious fervour and enthusiasm in the metropolis. The city wore a festive look with decorated and illuminated shopping centres, buildings and sweet and food outlets.

Millions of people offered Eid prayers at more than 1,000 Eidgahs, mosques, Imambargahs, parks and open places here Monday and prayed the Almighty Allah for the progress and prosperity of their city as well as the country.

Wife of the Governor Begun Shahina Ibad exchanged Eid greetings with the ladies at Governor House.

Other important congregations were held at Eidgah in Nazimabad, Jinnah Ground in Azizabad, Masjid Tooba in Defence, Binnori Town Mosque, Memon Masjid, Masjid Baitul Mukarram.

People also thronged graveyards in various parts of the city to offer fateha to their departed beloved ones after Eid prayers. A heavy rush was witnessed at the entry and exit points of these graveyards this morning.

Foolproof security arrangements were made on Eid Day specially during Eid prayers at mosques, Eidgahs, Imambargahs and open places for the safety of worshipers.

Eid was also observed in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan. Strict security arrangements were made for the faithful. Balochistan had put the security on high alert and made strict security arrangements on Eid-ul-Fitr to shun any untoward incident on the occasion.

According to a senior Balochistan Home Department official, police, Anti-Terrorist Force, Balochistan Constabulary and Frontier Corps personnel were deployed at main Eidgahs, mosques and Imambargahs to ensure security of Eid congregational prayers in the province.

Eid prayers were also held at scattered places in Peshawar as most of the inhabitants had already obsreved Eid on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Eid was celebrated in most parts of Dera Islail Khan, Swat, Buner, Upper Dir, and Hazara division.

The Radio and Television channels had chalked out a series of special programmes on the occasion of Eid while newspapers carried publish special supplements, highlighting the significance of the day.
Strict security measures were adopted outside the ‘Eidgahs’, while police and Rangers kept patrolling the areas across country. No untoward incident happened throughout the Eid day.



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