Nation Celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr with Religious Zeal

Nation Celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr with Religious Zeal

The spirit of Eid-ul-Fitr reverberated across the nation on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as millions of Muslims gathered in mosques, Eidgahs, and open spaces to mark the joyous occasion with prayers, festivities, and the exchange of warm greetings.

Eid-ul-Fitr, the festival that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, was celebrated with great religious fervor and enthusiasm throughout Pakistan. Communities came together to offer prayers, seek blessings, and share the joy of Eid with loved ones and neighbors.

Eid congregations were held in villages, towns, and cities across the country, with special prayers offered for the development and prosperity of the nation, as well as for the liberation of Muslim territories, including Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine.

In the federal capital, Islamabad, the main Eid congregation took place at the iconic Faisal Mosque, where government dignitaries, foreign diplomats, and citizens joined together in prayer. President Asif Ali Zardari offered his Eid prayer at a mosque in Nawabshah, where he also greeted the people and exchanged Eid wishes.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif participated in the Eid prayer at Model Town in Lahore, where he offered special prayers for the safety, peace, progress, and prosperity of the country, as well as for the unity of the Muslim Ummah. After the prayer, the Prime Minister interacted with the worshippers, extending his Eid greetings and emphasizing the importance of remembering the less fortunate during the festive season.

President Zardari and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also exchanged Eid greetings in a telephonic conversation, expressing good wishes for each other and for the nation.

Interior Minister Senator Mohsin Naqvi offered Eid prayers in Lahore, where he prayed for the progress and development of the country and urged people to remember the underprivileged during Eid celebrations. He condemned the atrocities against innocent Kashmiris and Palestinians, emphasizing the need for solidarity and support for oppressed communities.

In Karachi, the main Eid congregation was held at the old polo ground, where Governor Sindh Kamran Khan Tessori led the prayers, joined by ambassadors of various Muslim countries and other dignitaries. Governor Tessori extended Eid greetings to the entire nation, emphasizing the significance of unity and harmony among Muslims.

Governor Haji Ghulam Ali offered Eid prayer at Governor House in Peshawar, while Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur celebrated Eid in his native town, Dera Ismail Khan. Special prayers were offered at both locations for the security, peace, and prosperity of the country, as well as for the unity of the Muslim Ummah and the liberation of oppressed territories.

As the nation basked in the joy of Eid-ul-Fitr, the spirit of unity, compassion, and solidarity prevailed, underscoring the values of love, peace, and brotherhood that define the essence of this auspicious occasion.