Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across the country with great religious zeal and fervor marking the culmination of the holy month of Ramazan.
The day dawned with special Eid sermons where Ulema stressed for unity of Muslim Ummah and prayed for the prosperity and well being of the country. On this occasion, special prayers were also offered for the progress and prosperity of the country, unity of the ‘Ummah’, solution of their problems and liberation of Muslim territories, including occupied Kashmir.
All important public and private buildings, including shopping centres were decorated and illuminated.
Hundreds of thousands of believers thronged the mosques and Eidgahs to offer Eid prayers in the town. A number of big Eid congregations were held here where special arrangements were made to offer Eid prayer.
Ulema and khateebs from different schools of thought delivered special sermons and lectures to highlight the significance of the day.
Following the Eid prayers, Muslims spent their time feasting with family and friends and feeding those who are less fortunate.
Sweets and other special dishes were prepared for serving the guests. People also exchanged gifts on the occasion.
Meanwhile foolproof security measures were adopted on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
According to police spokesman, Police were put on high alert to avert terrorism bids on Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.
Police holidays were cancelled to augment Eid security in the city while additional force were deployed for sensitive areas, along busy roads, markets, shopping centers, graveyards, mosques, Eid Gahs, Imam Bargahs and picnic points as part of a special security plan for Eid.