KARACHI: Eid-ul-Adha celebrations continue in full swing on the second day as people proceed to sacrifice animals, as part of the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS), amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the government has advised the masses to strictly comply with safety guidelines while observing Eid and municipal authorities and other relevant departments across the country have made comprehensive arrangements for cleanliness and collection of offals.
However, the standard operating procedures (SOPs) were violated at some places during Eid prayers as many faithful were seen offering prayers without masks and hugging each other.
Meanwhile, the people of Karachi continued to suffer from the foul smell emerging from animal remains during on the second day of Eidul Adha as municipal authorities have failed to lift the remains.
The city, already facing an acute problem of heaps of garbage and drainage issues, is now also suffering from animal remains at roads leaving scarce space for citizens to pass through.
The first day of Eid-ul-Adha was dawned with special prayers in mosques for the well-being of the Ummah, progress, prosperity, and security of the country as well as the importance of following the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan also urged upon the nation to be more dedicated to the cause of Eid-ul Adha and help the poor and needy amid the pandemic.
In his message to the nation on Eid-ul-Adha, President Dr Arif Alvi urged the people to continue raising their guard against the fourth wave of coronavirus by strictly observing all standard operating procedures to contain its further spread.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in his message said it was the passion which helped the Pakistani nation to save itself from the global coronavirus pandemic with wisdom, national strategy and patience.
He said that economic situation with which the country was confronted, has been changing now and the economy has now been put on the right track. He said through different schemes launched by his government, the people are being provided with relief.