Eid -ul-Azha is the blessing of all mighty Allah to the believers who hold their penitence, trust and submit themselves in front of the Supreme being. Like other Muslim world, Pakistanis celebrate Eid with fervor, commitment and zeal.
This Eid symbolizes with the unprecedented act of Prophet Ibrahim(AS) when he was ready to sacrifice his son Ismael(AS) at the plains of Mina to fulfill the command of God All Mighty.
God was so pleased with the act that HE replaced Ismael with a Lamb; and then for many centuries this became the part of Hajj, and those who don’t perform pilgrimage to the Muslims holy House Kaabah; they sacrifice livestock and distribute the food to poor, needy class.
To relive the passion of sacrifice, Pakistan are toe to toe with other Islamic Countries. It is for their commitment to the cause of religion that Karachi hosts the largest livestock market designated for buying and selling of cattle at Sohrab-Goth Super Highway.
In Karachi, the main congregation of Eid is being held at Gulshan-e-Jinnah (old Polo Ground).
Most of other congregations will be held this time in mosques and imambargahs instead of open places due to rains and flooding of the eidgah grounds.
The Provincial government has made fool-proof security arrangements for the three days of Eid-ul-Azha and especially during the Eid prayers.
Special arrangements have also been made to lift the offal of sacrificial animals and dispose them properly.
Meanwhile, spokespersons of Sindh Police and Rangers have asked the people to contact Madadgar-15, 1101 respectively in case they witness any criminal or suspicious activity or spot any suspicious car, bag or other thing.
In Lahore and other parts of Punjab, Eid congregations is being held at mosques, eidgahs and open places.
Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajawana will offer Eid prayer at Governor House Lahore.
Police have made strict security arrangements to ensure celebration of the Eid in peaceful manner.
In Peshawar, the main congregation of Eidul-ur-Azha will be held at Eidgah Charsadda Road,
Eid prayers will also be offered at about two hundred other places.
A comprehensive security plan has been chalked-out to maintain peaceful atmosphere in the provincial metropolis on the occasion of Eidul Azha.