Lahore set to celebrate Eid-e-Milad today

Lahore set to celebrate Eid-e-Milad today

LAHORE: Like other parts of the country, Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) will be celebrated in the provincial capital on Tuesday (today) with religious reverence and fervour, renewing a pledge to follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
Markazi Committee Taqreebat Jashn-e-Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) president Malik Aftab Rabbani told APP that 10,000 Milad processions and 20,000 Seerat conferences would be held accross the country.
The biggest procession in the city will start from Jamia Rasoolia Sherazia near Data Darbar and conclude at Faisal Chowk.
The day will begin with special prayers for development, safety, peace, unity and brotherhood amongst the followers of Holy Prophet (PBUH). It will be a public holiday. Special security arrangements have been made to maintain law and order.
All major government and private buildings, plazas, markets, mosques and roundabouts have been tastefully decorated. Talking to APP, people from different walks of life said, “In the circumstances, it is the responsibility of Ulema, Mashaikh and religious leaders to understand the situation wisely and work for peace.”
City police has also made a comprehensive security plan for Eid-e-Miladun Nabi under which 10,000 officials would perform duties to check persons staying in hotels, bus and van stands to avert any terrorist activity.
Special measures have been taken at the entry and exit points of the city and more than 4,000 volunteers would also perform duties with the police.
Over 100 Ulema, Mashaikh and scholars hailing from Sunni Ulema Board asked people to play their individual and collective role in peace on the day.
Jamaat Ehle Sunnat chief Mazhar Saeed Kazmi and Nazim-e-Ala Riaz Hussain Shah have said that the day gives the message of tolerance and peace. On the occasion, terrorists should surrender and start a new era of peace and prosperity in the country, they added.
Meanwhile, local traders’ bodies organised cake cutting ceremonies to mark the celebration of birth day of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in their respective markets.
The ceremonies were held at Liberty Market, Siddique trade centre, Shah Alam Marketm, Urdu Bazaar and other markets. 
Traders –Khalid Pervaiz, Ashraf Bhatti, Taimoor Butt, Mahboob Sirki and others participated in the cake cutting ceremonies.
Meanwhile, a large number of public and private buildings were decorated and illuminated tastefully to mark the birth anniversary of Rehmatulil Alameen (PBUH).
High alert: The Punjab Emergency Service has finalised all arrangements to cope with any emergency on the day of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH). 
Presiding over a meeting at Rescue 1122 Headquarters here, DG Rescue Punjab Dr Rizwan Naseer said this while reviewing emergency arrangements about 12th 
He directed all district emergency officers to make arrangements of medical cover for the participants of processions and rallies.
He said that leaves of rescuers have been cancelled and they have been assigned special emergency duties, adding that 8,000 rescuers would perform duties in three shifts in Punjab. He said that processions would be provided medical cover with mobile rescue posts along with fully equipped emergency vehicles including rescue ambulances, fire tenders and specialized vehicles.    
The Provincial Monitoring Cell of Punjab Emergency Service will also remain operational round-the-clock for monitoring of all districts and provide directions and assistance.
As per emergency plan, rescue personnel will coordinate with other departments and services in control room set up in the districts and provincial monitoring cell (PMC) and 
trained doctors would supervise the arrangements on the day.
Felicitation: PML-Q President Senator Ch Shujaat Hussain and senior leader Ch Pervaiz Elahi have felicitated the nation on Eid Milad.
In a felicitation message, the PML-Q leadership said the ideal of the creation of Pakistan could only be achieved through compliance to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
They said the life of the holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) presented a true model for the solution of all individual, collective and national issues.
The PML leaders urged the need to follow the golden ideals of tolerance and sacrifice from the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to find a solution to all problems. 

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