ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is celebrating Eid-ul-Azha today with great religious zeal and fervor to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).
The day was dawned with special prayers in mosques for well-being of Muslim Ummah and progress, prosperity and security of the country.
Eid congregations were held at mosques, Eidgahs and open places in all cities, towns and villages across the country.
Ulema and Khutaba in their sermons, highlighted significance of the day and philosophy of the sacrifice.
In the federal capital, the main Eid congregation was held at Faisal Mosque where Federal Ministers, politicians and parliamentarians present in Islamabad, Muslim diplomats and notables joined thousands of faithful in prayers.
After offering Eid prayers, the faithful slaughtered their sacrificial animals in pursuance of Sunnat-e Ibrahimi.
President Mamnoon Hussain offered Eid prayer in Karachi.He especially prayed for Pakistan’s security, prosperity and development.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, Ex-Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, party leaders and Cabinet Ministers offered Eid prayers at Ghari Khuda Bakhsh in Larkana.
The Acting Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani offered Eid prayer in his native area, Abbottabad.
Chief Minister Mehmood Khan offered Eid prayer at Peshawar.
Governor Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai is celebrating Eid-ul-Azha at his native town Gulistan, while Chief Minister Mir Jam Kamal Khan and Deputy Speaker National Assembly Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri are celebrating Eid in Quetta respectively.