KARACHI: Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across the country with religious zeal and fervour on Sunday (today).
Eid prayers were offered at mosques and more than 500 Eidgahs in all cities and towns of the country.
Special prayers were offered for the well-being of the country while in sermons the prayer leaders highlighted the importance and philosophy of Eid-ul-Fitr.
They also urged greater Muslim unity and call for making the joint efforts for the emancipation of the Muslim world.
On the occasion, special prayers were offered for the progress and prosperity of the country and welfare of the Muslim Ummah.
Special prayers were offered for the independence of Kashmir, Palestine, and other parts of the world where Muslims are engaged in the struggle for their right to self-determination.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, special care was taken to ensure Eid congregations were held at open places, mosques and Eidgahs in all major cities and towns while following strict standard operating procedures of social distancing and other precautionary steps.
While, tight security steps has been adopted in different parts of the country including the federal capital to avoid any awkward incident on this auspicious occasion.
The main Eid congregation was held at the Faisal Mosque where top government officials and envoys of Muslim countries offered Eid prayers along with others in the federal capital.
Today, the Sindh government has decided not to impose a strict lockdown across the province for Eid prayers.
The provincial government said that the mosques will observe congregational prayers however, it asked citizens to offer prayers as per the SOPs laid out by the federal government.