Nation observes Eidul Adha in solidarity with Kashmir
Monday morning dawned with special prayers across Pakistan, remembering Kashmiri brethren on account of Eid ul Adha.
President Arif Alvi offered Eid prayers at Faisal Mosque in the federal capital with diplomats and ambassadors of Muslim countries.
Prime Minister Imran Khan offered the prayer of Eid Al Adha at the mosque at his residence in Bani Gala. The prime minister especially prayed for the security, progress and prosperity of the country and betterment of the people.
In their separate Eid messages, President Alvi and Prime Minister Khan congratulated the nation and whole Muslim community on Eidul Azha.
PM Imran Khan said the Eid reminded Muslims of the unprecedented obedience of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and submission by Prophet Ismail (AS) to the will of Almighty Allah.
President Alvi stressed upon understanding the hidden significance of selflessness and sacrifices associated with the auspicious occasion.
-Solidarity with Kashmiri brethren-
PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi offered Eid prayers with AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan among thousands of other people in Muzaffarabad to express solidarity with the people of Indian-Administered Kashmir.
Offered my Namaz e Eid al Adha in Azad Kashmir in unity with the people of Kashmir.We must pursue a pact for peace; for the right of every Kashmiri to self determination.This Eid, 🇵🇰 prays for peace & justice for our Kashmiri children, sisters & brothers. #Kashmir #EidMubarak pic.twitter.com/WnL900zIkY
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) August 12, 2019
Bilawal called Kashmir issue a major violation of human rights urged the international community to step in to extend support for the cause.
A solidarity rally was also held at the Central Eid Gah.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday said the government had decided to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with simplicity in view of the prevailing lockdown in Indian-occupied Kashmir.