Processions, Naat competitions for Eid-e-Miladun Nabi (PBUH) planned

Processions, Naat competitions for Eid-e-Miladun Nabi (PBUH) planned

RAWALPINDI: Arrangements are being finalised in the twin cities to celebrate Eid-e-Miladun Nabi (PBUH) on January 14.
Roads, streets and major buildings would be decorated with colourful lights and buntings. A number of programmes are being chalked out to celebrate the birth of Holy Prophet (PBUH) with great reverence and devotion. 
Different naat committees in Rawalpindi are organising competitions to celebrate the day. Like every year, the government and religious organisations are planning a number of activities to celebrate the annual event.
Strict security measures would be adopted to maintain law and order on the day. The Punjab government has directed all district and tehsil administration officers to make security measures in this regard.
In Rawalpindi, the main procession of Eid-e-Miladun Nabi (PBUH) would start at 9:30am at Jamia Masjid road, which after passing through Circular Road, Waris Khan, Murree Road, Committee Chowk, Iqbal Road, Fawara Chowk and Raja Bazaar, would end at central Jamia Mosque Rawalpindi.
The Rawalpindi district government would set up a control room for the surveillance of processions and for reviewing security arrangements. The control room would work round the clock.
Apart from central procession, a number of gatherings for naat khwani, qirat and qawwali would be held in Rawalpindi.
Religious scholars and clerics in their special sermons would highlight the significance of the occasion and ask people to follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) to achieve success in this life as well as the life hereafter.
Every year, groups of volunteers and market committees decorate their markets, localities, houses and surroundings with lights, buntings, chandeliers and ribbons.
Various social, cultural, educational institutions and religious organisations are finalising programmes to celebrate Eid-e-Miladun Nabi (PBUH) with religious fervour. Cultural organisations have planned calligraphy exhibitions and competitions of naat and qirat.
The International Seerat Conference would be held in Islamabad to highlight the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Meanwhile, Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting to review arrangements for providing security to processions of Eid-e-Miladun Nabi (PBUH).
He directed the Islamabad administration and police to take precautionary measures to meet any untoward situation and ensure safety of life and property of citizens. 
Special emphasis was laid on greater coordination between Rawalpindi and Islamabad police in terms of information sharing, joint patrolling and identification of potentially volatile areas.
The minister issued directives for “seamless coordination” between federal security agencies and provincial authorities in this regard. 

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