Pakistan celebrates Eid with pomp and care
The country celebrated Eid Ul Adha with utmost devotion and care under the shadow of Coronavirus as the number of daily positive cases continues to decline across the country.
The country celebrated Eid by sacrificing animals in line with the islamic obligation under the Sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim A.S. The muslims across the country and the world prayed namaz in masjids and eid gaahs observing strict operating procedures by maintaining social distance.
Various political leaders across the country wished Eid to muslims.
Taking to Twitter, President Arif Alvi said “Eid Mubarak. I pray that you remain happy and far from worries, illnesses and difficulties … May Allah make my country a centre of progress, prosperity and peace.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan also wished the country on the festive occasion, while asking the people to ensure they follow all the standard operating procedures (SOPs). Sharing a message on his official instagram account, he said “I see the clouds of gloom and doom lifting Insha ALLAH. I see good days ahead for our nation. Eid Mubarak.”
Moreover, Army Chief Bajwa also wished the nation. “Eidul Azha epitomises the essence of unconditional sacrifice. No one understands this spirit of sacrifice better than a soldier.”
PML-N Chief Shahbaz Sharif also wished the country “Eidul Azha Mubarak to you and your family.”
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said “I wish all Pakistanis a peaceful Eid” but warned the residents of the country to “exercise collective responsibility to ensure a safe & healthy Eid, continuing to flatten Pakistan’s Covid-19 curve”.
In addition, the Minister for Religious Affairs Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri also urged the nation to celebrate Eid with simplicity under SOPs. He said that “with the blessings of Allah, Pakistan has controlled the spread of the global pandemic with great efforts”.
Major worship places across the country including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad were seen brimming with people. The government had ordered the local, provincial and federal authorities to ensure sanitising gates were installed at all entrances.