Pakistan celebrates Eidul Azha, sacrifices continue

Muslims across Pakistan carry out ritual sacrifice amidst some reports of violence.

Express November 17, 2010

LAHORE: Millions of people prayed for peace, security and prosperity of Pakistan during huge Eid congregations across the country today (Wednesday).

In Lahore, the main congregations were held in Badshahi Mosque and Data Darbar Mosque. Punjab Chief minister Shahbaz Sharif offered Eid prayers in Gari Khair Muhammad in Rahim Yar Khan.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi offered prayers in Baha-ud-din Zakria University in Multan.

Thousands of people attended Eid congregation in Quetta and prayed for the solidarity of the country.

In Karachi, the main congregation was held at Bagh-e-Jinnah, which was also attended by Sindh Governor Ishrat ul Ibad.

Violence on Eid

Two people were killed and six injured in violence over the collection of animal hides in the Lyari area of Karachi. The incident took place during Eid prayer at Niazi Chowk, when unidentified men opened fire during the dispute, killing two people and injuring six, including three children.

Lyari Superintendent of Police Rana Pervez has said gangster Badshah Khan's men were involved in the incident.

In Balochistan, 25 people were shot and injured during a clash in Khuzdar. Officials say the clash erupted between two groups over who will lead Eid prayer. So far twelve people have been arrested in connection with the clash.

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Arijit Sharma | 10 years ago | Reply @Mahesh: "If Hindu does then they are culprit, ........ " I so totally agree with you. Killing of animals for sacrifice is so abhorrent - and I know there are Hindu Pujas that require animal sacrifice. Even killing animals for food is terrible. ( I am a meat eater myself )
@realMuslim | 10 years ago | Reply Most of u pious do know that the sacrifice is symbolic. It is suppose to symbolize what Abraham did. to sacrifice ismail his son , who was dearest to the Abraham! So the sacrifice during Eid is meant to let go of something dearest to U! How about sacrificing ur car, motorcylce etc. for poor, instead of poor animals! Instead of our people going around with begging bowl around the world to help flood victims, we could have donated the animals to be sacrificed (goats, cattle etc.) to the victim of flood who had lost their live stocks in the flood!!!!!!!!!!!!
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