Eid-ul-Azha is being celebrated on Wednesday with religious fervor to commemorate the great sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim and Hazrat Ismael (AS).
The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for well-being of the Ummah and progress, prosperity and security of the country.
Eid congregations were held at mosques, Eidgahs and open places in all cities, towns and villages with strict adherence to all SOPs of COVID-19.
Ulema in their sermons of Eid highlighted the significance of the philosophy of great sacrifice offered by Hazrat Ibrahim and Hazrat Ismail (AS).
People will offer sacrifices of animals to follow the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).
President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan in their separate messages on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha have said that without spirit of sacrifice, a nation cannot aspire to achieve goal of development.
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.
He stressed upon prolonging these efforts to overcome the fourth Delta variant wave.
The President said the Prime Minister had made the decision against complete lockdown and by taking care of the livelihood of the poor segments of society.
The 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.
The Prime Minister 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.
Imran Khan said the day is not far, when Pakistan would be standing equally in the ranks of developed countries.
Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri have also extended their warm felicitations to Muslim Ummah and the fellow countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
In their separate messages, they said this Eid reminds us the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim A.S. and his son Hazrat Ismail A.S. to follow Allah’s orders.
They said this event also reminds us of the sacrifices made by the Kashmiri people for their freedom from India.