LAHORE: With no coronavirus restrictions in place after a two-year hiatus, Eidul Fitr is being celebrated with religious passion and fervour across the country today.
As the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s decision was not uniformly recognised across the country, three distinct Eids were observed in the country — North Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkwa, and the rest of Pakistan.
Throughout the day, traditional foods are made at home. To commemorate the momentous occasion, large prayer groups were arranged, with special prayers offered for the country’s security and prosperity.
On occasion, the Prime Minister’s message
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif offered wishes to the nation as well as the Muslim Ummah on Eidul Fitr and asked citizens to exhibit compassion and special care for those in need while enjoying the festival.
The prime minister stated that Allah has granted Muslims Eidul Fitr following the month of Ramadan.
He stated that, in light of Ramadan’s attitude of patience, sacrifice, and compassion, it was obligatory on Ramadan’s adherents to be more vigilant about the needs of the poor and needy while celebrating Eid.
The prime minister stated that his government was dedicated to ensuring the country’s freedom from load shedding and was making every effort to accomplish that goal.
He also urged the authorities to desist from carrying out power disruptions throughout the three days of Eid-ul-Fitr in order to let people to enjoy the celebration.
He said that the administration has chosen not to raise the oil price in light of the Eid festivities and the sufferings of the inflation-stricken people.
The prime minister pledged the public that he would use every second of his presidency and all of his powers to make people’s lives easier.
People will see a lessening in their sufferings in the coming days “as a result of the government’s efforts.”
On the occasion of Eid, the prime minister also urged citizens to remember the people of Palestine and Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir and to pray for their emancipation from tyranny.
He also wished the Afghan people well and prayed for long-term peace, growth, and prosperity in the war-torn country.
Message from the President
Separately, while congratulating the countrymen on Eidul Fitr, President Dr Arif Alvi said it was a day of generosity, blessings, and forgiveness in his message.
The president prayed to Allah that the day would be filled with pleasure and comfort.
According to the president, Eid requires revellers to share their delights with the underprivileged by completely assisting them in achieving true happiness and embodying the true essence of the event.
President Alvi prayed to Allah to instil in our personalities the qualities of worship, self-control, and a desire to sacrifice, which we had been exercising during Ramadan.