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Eid-ul-Azha being celebrated today in Pakistan!

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KARACHI: Eid-ul-Azha is being celebrated all over Pakistan today. Muslims converged at Eidgahs and Jama Masjids to offer special prayers under tight vigilance as security threat looms all over the country due to Baloch, Afghan and Kashmir issues. 

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During the Eid Namaz significance of sacrifice have been deciphered by Imams who also prayed (as always) for the prosperity of Pakistan and for the people of Palestine and Kashmir.   


PM Imran Khan who had offered Namaz-e-Eid at Bani Gala mused that no nation could progress sans the spirit of sacrifice. He held that it was sacrifice that taught us to stand firm against predicaments . Urging the people to cooperate with the government he reiterated that the country was facing an era of social economic difficulties. 

President prays at faisal mosque

President Dr Arif Alvi today offered the prayer of Eid-ul-Azha at Faisal Mosque here and prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of the country and welfare of his countrymen.
The president also prayed for salvation of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir from the Indian suppression and atrocities.
In a tweet, the president said that Eid was the celebration of supreme sacrifice by Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.)
“Our hearts are with our Kashmiri brothers & sisters in IOK who are under severe Indian brutal action. Their freedom is not far away IA (Insha Allah). My salute to our Shuhada who lay down their lives so that we may live. Eid Mubarak,” he remarked.
He said the people of Kashmir had been rendering numerous sacrifices for their right to self-determination.
President said that the Pakistani nation stood by their Kashmir brethren and would continue extending political, diplomatic and moral support to them.


COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who had spent Eid-ul-Azha with troops in Bagh sector, while addressing soldiers told that the govt. had initiated multiple steps to redress Kashmir crisis.

General Bajwa held that Pakistan’s resolve to figure out a solution of Kashmir dispute was as strong as its desire for peace. He pointed out that India was trying to shift the global attention away from IoC to LoC and Pakistan and for that purpose it could do anything.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa  said Islam taught  peace but also to sacrifice and stand for the truth. He said Pakistan stood Kashmiri brothers and sisters . According to the COAS no matter how much time and  effort it takes, Pakistan will prove equal to the challenge its Army is observing Eid solemnly in solidarity with Kashmiris under Indian occupation.


After the prayers Muslims are slaughtering animals following sunnat-e-Ibraheemi.  It is hoped that the offal will not remain on the roads for long as during the rainy reason it could trigger serious maladies. 

Animal Hides Eid ul Azha

Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) on Sunday formulated a comprehensive plan to ensure efficient collection, transportation and disposal of animal wastes on Eid-ul-Azha.
On the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the district administration, Lahore Waste Management Company, Water and Sanitation Agency and Cantonment Boards will work on inter-agency model for cleanliness in the Provincial Capital. The LWMC will distribute about 1.8 million biodegradable waste bags in the city. The waste bags will be made available free of cost in all UC Camps, Zonal Offices, various mosques and Eidgahs.
The LWMC will take special cleanliness measures in coordination with the district administration and Wasa. At least 3,400 pickups will take part in the Eid-ul-Azha cleanliness operation and 296 camps will be set up in all union councils. To ensure animal smell-free city, the LWMC has planned to spry the city with rose water on Eid.

Meanwhile, CM Sindh has advised people of Hyderabad – presently inundated with rain water – to cut the animals on 3rd day of Eid-ul-Azha (Wednesday 14th of August) as rain is expected to fall on Monday as well as Tuesday.
The CM chaired a meeting here Sunday evening with the elected representatives and government officials of different departments and also spoke to the media at the Commissioner House.
Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Shah, MNAs, MPAs of Pakistan Peoples Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Mayor Hyderbad Municipal Corportion were also present.
Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Abbass Baloch, officials of Hyderabad Development Authority and the elected representatives briefed the CM.
He said the population of urban Hyderabad was over 1.5 million people and that of the rural Hyderabad around 600,000.
The CM asked the elected representatives of both the PPP and MQM-P to mutually prepare proposals for development schemes in order to develop infrastructure of Hyderabad after the rainfall.
He told that he had directed Sindh LG minister to visit Hyderabad after Eid and meet the representatives and the officials in that regard.
The CM said the World Bank was ready to finance reforms in the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, adding that a similar package could be negotiated for Water and Sanitation Agency of Hyderabad.
“We want to make WASA a service oriented organization,” he emphasized, adding that the same was required for HMC and HDA.
Shah told that the World Bank wanted introduction of water flow meters for the consumers of KWSB.
He asked the elected representatives of Hyderabad to rise above their political differences to prepare project proposals to develop the city’s infrastructure.
Earlier, the CM visited Tando Muhammad Khan, Thatta and Badin districts.
He said Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Sujawal and Badin had received record rainfall.
He said the dewatering of rainwater was going on in the low lying areas of those cities.
The CM also directed the local government officials to maintain cleanliness during the Eid holidays. The CM later visited the Kotri barrage in Jamshoro district.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.