Pakistan offered Namaz-e-Eid Ul Fitar early Monday morning amid gloom over Bahawalpur tragedy and recent terror attack in Quetta and Parachinar.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, social and political leaders advised keeping the festivities “simpler” in respect for the victims of the recent tragedies that have hit Pakistan.
President Mamnoon Hussain, the Prime Minister’s adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz, and former interior minister Rehman Malik offered the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in Islamabad’s famed Faisal Mosque.
The main Eid congregation in Karachi was held at 8AM at the Gulshan-e-Jinnah (Old Polo Ground) where Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair and diplomats from some Muslim countries offered Eid prayers.
The governor exchanged Eid greetings with senior military and civil officers at the Governor House.
Namaz-e-Eid was offered at 4,000 mosques, Eidgahs, Imambarghas, parks, and open places.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh AD Khawaja directed the Karachi police to make foolproof security arrangements on the occasion.
More than 9,000 police officers are deployed for security duty in the metropolis.
K-Electric spokesperson Sadia Dada said on Sunday that there would be no load-shedding in residential areas during the three days of Eid-ul-Fitr. (PhotoNews/Geo News)