ISLAMABAD: Eidul Fitr was celebrated on Tuesday in the country, including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan with great religious fervour and festivity.
Eid congregations were held at open places, mosques, and Eidgahs in all major cities and towns. Ulema in their sermons highlighted the significance and philosophy of Eidul Fitr. Special prayers were offered for the internally displaced persons (IDPs), early liberation of Kashmir, Palestine, and especially for the security, progress and prosperity of the country. Elaborate arrangements were made for the security of the mosques and imambargahs, keeping in view the prevailing situation in the country. In the capital, the main Eid congregation was held at the Faisal Mosque where a large number of people including parliamentarians, envoys of the Muslim countries, and high officials offered the Eid prayers. President Mamnoon Hussain offered the Eid prayer at Aiwan-e-Sadr, along with Senate Chairman Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari and Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif offered the Eid prayers at Masjid-e-Nabvi. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasirul Mulk offered the Eid prayers at his native village Mingora, Swat.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif celebrated the Eid with the troops on the front lines, busy in the operation in the North Waziristan Agency. AJK President Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan offered the Eid prayers at his native village in Rawalakot. AJK Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed offered the Eid prayers in Mirpur district. Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah celebrated Eid in Sukkur. In Rawalpindi, religious congregations were held at over 1,000 mosques, Eidgahs, and open places. The biggest Eid congregation was held at Liaqat Bagh, where hundreds of people offered the Eid prayers. The Eid congregations were held at Eidgah, Municipal
Stadium, Sadiq Abad, Madni Masjid, Khayaban-e-Sir Syed, Railway Ground, Dhoke Hassu, Jamia Islamia Saddar, Government Post Graduate College Ashgar Mall, and Ali Masjid Satellite Town, where thousands of faithful gathered and sought forgiveness from Allah Almighty for their sins.
In Lahore, the main congregation was held at the Badshahi Mosque where Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar offered the Eid prayers, while Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif offered the Eid prayers in Model Town. Likewise, in Karachi, the Eid prayers were held at more than 500 places. The main Eid congregation was held at Gulshan-e-Jinnah (old Polo Ground), Nishtar Park, T-Ground, Federal-’B’ Area, and Eidgah Nazimabad. Sindh Governor Ishratulibad Khan offered the Eid prayers in Governor House. In Quetta, the Eid congregation was held on Toghi Road, where former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry also offered the Eid prayer.
In Peshawar, the Eid congregations were held at more than 100 places. The biggest Eid congregation was held at Eidgah Charsadda Road. Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak celebrated Eid at his constituency Manki Sharif. The KP governor offered the Eid prayers at the Governor House.
Eid congregations were also held at more than 500 places in Multan and DG Khan divisions. Main Eid congregations were held in Markazi Eidgah, Musa Pak Shaheed Mausoleum, Hazrat Shah Rukn-e-Alam Shrine, Shahi Mosque Totlan Wali, Jamia Qasimul Aaloom, ImamBargah Shah Gardez, ImamBargah Zenbia, and other places. The biggest Eid congregation was held at the Central Shahi Eidgah Khanewal Road. In Faisalabad more than 1,001 congregations were held in the city where hundreds of thousands of people offered the Eid prayers. Eidul Fitr was celebrated in Sukkur, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Ghotki, and Noshehroferoze districts.
In Sukkur, the Eid congregations were held at more than 200 places. The largest congregation was held at the Municipal Stadium, where the high-ups of the government also offered the Eid prayers. In Muzaffarabad, the Eid congregation was held at about two-dozen places. The main congregation was held at the central Eidgah where thousands of faithful offered the Eid prayers.
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