Eid-ul-Azha is being celebrated today across the country with religious fervour and renewed pledge to work for national solidarity, integrity and prosperity of the country.
Eidul Azha is celebrated in the commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) readiness to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismail (AS) for Allah.
Earlier Eidul Azha prayer large congregations were held in hundreds of small and big towns/cities, while Eid prayers were offered at Eidgahs, principal mosques and open places everywhere in the country besides special prayer were offered for the prosperity and integrity of the country and unity among the Muslim Ummah.
This followed offering sacrifices of animals by the faithfull in accordance with the Sunnat-e-Ibrahim (AS).
President Asif Ali Zardari offered Eidul Azha prayer in federal capital at the President House. The main Eid prayer congregation in the federal capital was held at Faisal masjid, where the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry also offered Eid prayer.
Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad, diplomats of the Muslim countries and other government high officials besides a large number of people offered Eidul Azha prayer at Bagh-e-Jinnah Polo Ground in Karachi.
Following the Eid prayer, talking to media, Sindh Governor wished a happy Eid to the entire nation.
In Lahore, hundreds of Eid congregations were held in Eidgahs, mosques and open places, while the main congregation was held at the Badshahi Masjid, where thousands offered prayer including political, social and religious leaders. Muslim League-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif, Hassan Shahbaz, Hamza Shahbaz, and other party leaders offered Eidul Azha prayer at Raiwind Jati Umra.
In Peshawar, Khayber Pukhtunkhaw Governor and Chief Minister, Amir Haider Khan Hoti offer prayer at the Governor House besides large and small congregations were held at hundreds of mosques, Eidgahs and open places all across the province. The main congregation in Peshawar was held at Eidgah, where Federal Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilor besides thousands of people offered prayer.
Stringent security arrangements were made all across the country, especially at places where security threats were earlier reported by the sensitive organizations.
Following the Eidul Azha prayer, the faithful are busy in offering sacrifices of animals in accordance with the Sunnat-e-Ibrahim (AS)