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Eid al-Adha to be celebrated in Pakistan with religious zeal and fervor today

Eid al-Adha to be celebrated in Pakistan with religious zeal and fervor today
August 12, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Muslims across Pakistan will celebrate Eid al-Adha with religious zeal and fervor today to commemorate the great sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim  (AS)and Hazrat Ismael (AS). The day will dawn with special prayers in mosques for well-being of the Muslim Ummah and progress, prosperity and security of the country. Eid congregations will be held at mosques, imam bargahs, Eidgahs and open places in all cities, towns and villages throughout the country. Ulema (religious scholars) would deliver sermons highlighting significance of the day and philosophy of great sacrifice. After eid prayer, citizens will perform sacrifice of animals to follow Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS). In Peshawar, Eid al-Adha congregations will be held at over two hundred places. The main congregation will be held at Eidgah Charsadda Road, Peshawar. Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan will offer Eid prayer in Governor House Peshawar. Similar congregations will also be held in all areas of the province. The faithful will sacrifice animals to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim Alaihi Salam and Hazrat Ismail Alaihi Salam. Tight security measures have been taken to maintain peaceful atmosphere in the province on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. In Quetta, Eid prayer will be offered at more than 200 places while main Eid prayer congregation will be held at Eidgah Toghi road. Chairman Senate Mir Sadiq Sanjrani, Governor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai, Chief Minister Mir Jam Kamal and Deputy Speaker National Assembly will celebrate Eid-Ul-Azha in Quetta. Meanwhile, a ceremony on the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Adha was held at Embassy of Pakistan, Tokyo to exchange Eid greetings. A large number of Pakistani Community, officers and officials  attended the event. Speaking on the occasion, giving special reference to the illegal acts of India in Indian Occupied Kashmir, the Ambassador reaffirmed Pakistan's unflinching commitment to stand firm with the Kashmiri brethren who had been subjected to even more inhuman pain, agony, torture and subjugation in the last few days. He underscored that Pakistan would oppose the unlawful and illegal acts of India related to IOK at every forum and would keep extending all out moral, political and diplomatic support to the just cause of the people of IOK. The event concluded with prayers for the prosperity and progress of Pakistan besides making pledge to work untiringly for the promotion of Pakistan's interests and 'True Image'.
Sale of sacrificial animals continues
Sale and purchase of sacrificial animals reached its peak across the country on Sunday as people kept visiting sale points to pick small and large animals for religious obligation. In some cities, people bought animals and returned to their homes while in others citizens continued visiting the sale points till late hours. In Karachi, heavy downpour and rain water accumulated on roads and grounds restricted Karachiites to visit sale points.