Pakistan celebrates Eid

Large congregations were assembled for Eid prayers; people prayed for Pakistan and greeted each other.

Web Desk August 20, 2012

Eid is being celebrated across Pakistan with religious fervour with people gathering at mosques and Imambargahs to offer Eid prayers, Express News reported Monday.

A large congregation at Bilawal House for Eid prayers was attended by President Asif Ali Zardari, Governor of Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan, provincial ministers and other officials.

Another congregation was assembled at Polo Ground which was attended by social and religious personalities.

Eid prayers were also held at Makki Masjid, Madni Masjid, Jinnah Ground, Nishter Park, Masjid Kanzaul Iman, Jamia Masjid Binoria Town, Masjid Sajjadia, Imambargah Bu Turab, Imambargah Islamic Research Centre Madinatul Ilm, Imambargah Rizvia, Imambargah Babul Ilm, Imambargah Kharadar, Masjid Ali Raza.

People prayed for national security and prosperity.

About 700 prayer congregations were assembled in Lahore amid tightened security, after which people greeted each other.

A few districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) are celebrating Eid today, while Governor of K-P Syed Masood Kausar also said Eid prayers today.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated Ameer Haider Khan Hoti as the governor of K-P.

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