Eidul Adha is being celebrated across Pakistan, with traditional festivities. Congregations were held in open spaces, mosques and Eidgah’s early in the day across Pakistan except for Karachi. Karachi witnessed heavy raining during the last few days and forced people to offer prayers in mosques instead of Eidgahs.
Special prayers were offered for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan as well as the welfare of Muslim communities worldwide, the report stated.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi on issued special messages for the nation on the occasion of Eidul Azha, which is being celebrated across the country, according to media reports.
Both, the president and prime minister stressed on the importance of sacrifice for the growth of the country. They further said that the “passion” to sacrifice for one’s nation gives people strength to remain steadfast in the face of challenges.
In his message, President Alvi urged the people to “understand the hidden significance of selflessness and sacrifice” that is associated with Eidul Azha.
He further said: “There has always been the need to highlight the sublime desire of sacrifice, but in the present day, its importance had increased manifold.”
The premier, in his message, reflected upon the “unprecedented obedience of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and submission by Prophet Ismail (AS) to the will” of God. He said that both personalities set a “great example of sacrifice”.
Meanwhile, Chief of Armed Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa sent a message of solidarity to the Kashmiri people after visiting troops stationed at the Line of Control.
“Our religion teaches us peace but also to sacrifice and stand for the truth,” he was quoted as saying by the army’s media wing.
“We stand with our brothers and sisters in Kashmir and no matter how much time and whatever effort it takes, we will prove equal to the challenge,” he resolved.