Muslims attend Eid prayers in Rawalpindi on September 2, 2017. PHOTO: Reuters

Nation celebrates Eidul Fitr with religious zeal

Special prayers were offered for those affected by PIA plane crash, Covid-19

​ Our Correspondent May 24, 2020
Eidul Fitr is being celebrated across Pakistan on Sunday with traditional zeal amid a more sombre mood, following the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash in Karachi and the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak that has affected over 53,000 people.

Eid congregational prayers were held in open grounds, mosques and Eidgahs across the country while following strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government.

Special prayers were offered for the progress and prosperity of the country, for the welfare of the Muslim Ummah and for the Muslims in occupied Kashmir and Palestine.


Eid gatherings were held in mosques and open places of the federal capital, while people ensured that precautionary measures were taken to prevent the spread of the virus.

A special prayer was also offered for those who died in the PIA aircraft, flying from Lahore to Karachi that crashed in Karachi's Model Colony.

Security was increased in the city to avoid any untoward incident on the first day of Eid.





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