Ishq-e-Rasool (pbuh) Day: Petrol pumps, CNG stations to remain closed on Friday

Published: September 20, 2012

Transport will also not be available. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI / ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Petroleum Dealers’ Association (PPDA) announced on Thursday that petrol pumps will remain closed on account of Ishq-e-Rasool (pbuh) Day, Express News reported.

CNG stations will remain closed too and transport will also be unavailable.

Following the government’s announcement of a national holiday on September 21 in after Muslims around the world were enraged by an anti-Islam film, the PPDA announced that it too would celebrate the day with complete devotion.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Babloo
    Sep 20, 2012 - 5:21PM

    Ishq-a-Rasool day , seems to be anathor version of the day of direct action and planned violence.

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  • Wahaj Shaikh
    Sep 20, 2012 - 5:57PM

    Strange way to show devotion.

    No work
    No Communication
    No Transport

    Waiting for statement from K.E.S.C. showing that there will also be no electricity on Ishq-e-Rasool (pbuh) Day.

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  • Donga Bonga
    Sep 20, 2012 - 6:19PM

    And the mindless madness continues…

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  • What_a_Joke!
    Sep 20, 2012 - 9:22PM

    Celebrate the day with complete devotion?!!! cant u people be devoted to ur prophet without taking an off from work?!!! A nation should have atleast a few petrol pumps /CNG stations / Hostpitals/ Medical stores and other important services running no matter what, it might be a matter of life and death for some! Civilization is back in the stoneage out here !!

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  • Jamal Khan
    Sep 21, 2012 - 1:22AM

    Great – inflict more hunger, pain and scorn on the poorest of the poor. Fantastic way to show love for the Prophet. If I remember correctly – they didn’t burn stuff and caused general violence when they were offended. Ishe-e-Jahalt more than anything else.

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