The Rabiul Awwal moon was sighted and the Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) will be celebrated on Tuesday (October 19).
The third month of Islamic calendar is commencing from tomorrow (Friday), Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabair Azad announced on Thursday.
The announcement was made following a meeting of the moon sighting committee in Islamabad.
As this religious occasion approaches, different buildings and shrines in the country are decorated with lights.
The government and religious organisations chalk out a number of programmes to highlight the character and merciful acts of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) with great reverence and devotion.
Stringent security measures are also adopted to avoid any untoward situation and to ensure safe passage of the sacred day.
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Earlier today, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would observe Ashra-e-Rehmatul-lil-Alameen with great enthusiasm and religious zeal.
The decision to this effect was taken by the PTI Core Committee which met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, the minister told the media.
During the Ashra (10-day), Mehfil-e-Sama would be arranged where religious scholars would share their views on different topics, he had said in a post-cabinet briefing on Tuesday.
Fawad said PM Imran summoned the committee to express his desire for active participation of the party in the celebration activities. The prime minister would inaugurate the Seerat-un-Nabi conference on 3rd Rabiul Awal which is on Sunday.
PM Imran would address the conference, he said, adding the district organisations across Pakistan would arrange celebration ceremonies where the prime minister’s address would be displayed on screens.
(With additional input from APP)
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