ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Islamabad Philip Barton Thursday wished Eid Mubarak to Pakistanis and Muslims across the world on auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Followers of Islam shall be celebrating Eid in different parts of the world as well as in Pakistan over the weekend after a month-long fasting.
“As in Pakistan, British Muslims will also be enjoying their Eid celebrations. Whether on the streets of Lahore or Leicester, Muzaffarabad or Manchester, Sindh or Southall, families will come together, sharing delicious Sawayyan and exchanging Eidi,” he said in his message on the occasion of Eid.
The British envoy said Eid-ul-Fitr was “a joyous occasion and a day of gratitude for the blessings we enjoy. Eid also allows us to reflect on the lessons of giving, charity and tolerance.”
“These shared values are reflected in the generosity that Muslims all over the world including the British Pakistani community in the United Kingdom have shown over the years. Eid-ul-Fitr is a festival that we can all learn from,” he said.