Nation celebrates Eidul Azha today

By Web DeskPublished: September 25, 2015
Devotees offer Eidul Azha prayers outside a mosque in Karachi on September 25, 2015. PHOTO: AFP
Congregational prayers were held across the country, while security arrangement were beefed up.
Pakistan celebrated Eidul Azha with religious fervour and zeal on Friday.

Congregational prayers were held across the country to mark the religious festival, along with sermons highlighting the significance of the event and the philosophy behind sacrifice.

Security arrangements were beefed up across the country during the occasion, and measures were put in place by federal and provincial governments to ensure no disruptions were created during the day, Radio Pakistan reported.

Children seen at Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on September 24, 2015 as Eidul Azha congregational prayers end. PHOTO: MALIK SHAFIQ/EXPRESS

Meanwhile, civic authorities of different cities and towns made special arrangements for the disposal of carcasses and other solid waste material during the three days.

Read: President, PM lay stress on spirit of sacrifice

Both Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain urged Pakistanis to remember the soldiers who have sacrificed their today for the nation’s tomorrow.

In his Eid message issued on Thursday, President Hussain said that by laying down their lives for the country, our soldiers had been immortalised in history. “We should also remember the invaluable sacrifices of our brothers and sisters who are suffering because of the fight against terrorism.”

Earlier, while addressing the media, the premier extended his heartiest Eid wishes to the nation. In his message, he emphasised the need of national unity in the face of challenges faced by Pakistan.

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