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Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated with traditional fervour nationwide

ISLAMABAD: The nation is celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr today (Thursday) with religious zeal and fervour amidst strict COVID-19 measures.

Eid prayers were held at open places, in mosques and Eidgahs in all cities and towns with strict adherence to SOPs of social distancing and other precautionary measures to avoid the spread of the pandemic.

On the occasion, special prayers were offered for the well-being of the country while in sermons, the Ulema highlighted the significance of Eid-ul-Fitr. Prayers were also offered for the Muslims of Palestine and the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir where people are being subjected to oppression and brutality.

It is a rare occasion that Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated on the same day across the country. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), China, Turkey, and Qatar, along with the rest of the Muslim world are also celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr today.

As the nation observes Eid-ul-Fitr, Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the countrymen to strictly observe anti-COVID precautions and show compassion towards the poor while celebrating the festival.

The prime minister, in his message on Eid-ul-Fitr, greeted the nation on the annual festival and thanked Allah Almighty for blessing with the holy month of Ramadan.

He said the objective of making the believers pass through the exercise of patience and thankfulness was to realize suffering and hunger. The realization and compassion towards others was the real strength and identity of humane society, he added.

“The same feelings were also the characteristics of State of Madina, which we follow as our role model. We should stick to the very passion to play a role to develop a human-friendly society,” the prime minister remarked.

He said the nation was facing the third wave of the pandemic, therefore the people should exercise extra caution and strictly abide by the anti-COVID precautions. He also urged people to remember Kashmiri and Palestinian brothers in prayers.

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