Eidul Azha observed peacefully in Pakistan

Published: October 16, 2013
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People greet each other after offering Eid prayers in Lahore October 16, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

People greet each other after offering Eid prayers in Lahore October 16, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

People greet each other after offering Eid prayers in Lahore October 16, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS Eid prayers held in large congregations throughout the country.  PHOTO: REUTERS

Muslims in Pakistan celebrated Eidul Azha with religious fervour and traditional zeal on Wednesday, Express News reported.

Large Eid congregations were held throughout the country.

Various religious institutions made preparations for collective sacrifice in different areas.

Strict security arrangements were made to ensure safety of those celebrating the religious festival.

Unlike last year, cellular services were not blocked during Eidul Azha prayer times.

There were no reports of violence related to collection of hides

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2:27pm

After offering Eid prayers, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told his party members that power tariff will be reduced once developmental projects are completed.

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1:50pm

Lots of Eid Facebook shares and humorous memes are circulating at the moment. Take a look at a few popular ones below.

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1:43pm

Do you know what Eidul Azha is like in Lahore? Find out here.

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1:25pm

Keeping politics aside, Pakistani leaders extended warm wishes to the people of Pakistan.

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12:56pm

A 25-year-old passed away in Rawalpindi after his throat was accidentally slit instead of an animal’s during the religious sacrifice.

The exact details of the incident are not known as yet.

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12:28pm

President Mamnoon Hussain is in Saudi Arabia for Hajj, while Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif offered Eid prayers in Raiwind.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari offered Eid prayers in Sukkur, Governor Sindh Ishratul Ebad in Karachi and Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in Lahore.

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12:00pm

Many instagrammers shared the photos of their animals before and after they were sacrificed.

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11:40am

Many celebrities and politicians extended their Eid wishes to all those celebrating this religious festival via Twitter.

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Reader Comments (20)

  • Baba Ji
    Oct 16, 2013 - 11:50AM

    Eid … Live updates ? Oh come on now !!!!

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  • Alsahdiq
    Oct 16, 2013 - 12:57PM

    Eid Mubarak to all living in countries from Australia to Morocco and beyond. Today is the day of Eiduladha as chosen by Allah for all those living from Australia to Morocco and beyond. We are all thankful and grateful to Allah for giving this day to us.

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  • Ussama
    Oct 16, 2013 - 1:19PM

    Eid Mubarak!

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  • Tight Patloon
    Oct 16, 2013 - 1:19PM

    Next Eid will try some hindus for sacrifice.

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  • suzo
    Oct 16, 2013 - 2:25PM

    eid live updates: 11 am butcher arrives 12:00 mother preparing to cook mutton 1;00 pm family enjoying ‘breakfast’ mutton 2:00 pm Papa mama dividing meat and sending it to family, neighbours and the poor..3:00pm me going to visit my friends.. 6:00 pm family enjoying palaoo with mutton and bbq..

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  • Last Word
    Oct 16, 2013 - 3:25PM

    How can ALLAH get pleased with those who kill is His own creation ?

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  • Rex Minor
    Oct 16, 2013 - 3:39PM

    Allahuma Labak is what each muslim is supposed to be reminded of. Not sacrifice animals nor celebrations while Ummah is under pressure once again from the Evil forces.

    Rex Minor

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  • Azmat
    Oct 16, 2013 - 4:29PM

    EID MUBARAK!!!

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  • afzaal khan
    Oct 16, 2013 - 4:36PM

    ET seriously need to review its comment policy, you are inciting violence by allowing Indian trolls hateful mocking comments on religious things

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  • Oct 16, 2013 - 5:00PM

    We wish everyone in Pakistan and around the world a very Happy Eid-ul-Adha! May peace, love and tolerance prevail in this blessed month.

    Ali Khan
    DET, United States Central Command

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  • observer
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:40PM

    A 25-year-old passed away in Rawalpindi after his throat was accidentally slit instead of an animal’s during the religious sacrifice.

    ? ? ? ? ? How bizarre is that.

    God’s will will be done.

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:44PM

    Now ET would do good to remove the article since a blast in KPK has already killed a number of people.

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  • I am a Khan
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:46PM

    @Last Word:

    The creation of Allah (Animals) are sacrificed so that even the poor human beings (Creation of Allah) can have at least one day in the year where they can enjoy lots of good quality food- from mutton biryani to mutton qorma.

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  • I am a Khan
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:49PM

    Eid observed peacefully in Pakistan…is this to do with the US govt shut down? seems all the FBI guys who planted bombs have been sent home on unpaid leave as part of the US shutdown ;) hence the Pakistani lives have been saved..

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  • Appauled
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:29PM
  • 3rdRockFromTheSun
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:37PM

    Telling isn’t it – when the headline is that a festival “passed off peacefully”. Isn’t that how festivals are supposed to pass off – with no violence, and everyone celebrating?

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  • Zalim singh
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:44PM

    not so fast….

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  • Shamim
    Oct 17, 2013 - 4:57PM

    @Appauled:
    I was just about to say that……………….. BUT on a good note. Its a miracle that no bomb was exploded in any Eid prayer gathering. I told my family not to go for prayers. Just not safe any more.

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  • Al_Chemisto
    Oct 17, 2013 - 9:15PM

    Is DI Khan not included in Pakistan?

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  • Salman Ali
    Oct 18, 2013 - 6:08PM

    Wish all my friends & family a very warm & blessed Eid ul Azha…May you all enjoy the Eid with your loved ones..

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