2nd day of Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 is being celebrated with religious fervour across Pakistan and many other Muslim countries. Nation remembers the martyrs of PIA plane crash and people died of Coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, special precautions were taken to make sure Eid congregations were held at open places, mosques and Eidgahs while following strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) of social distancing and other health measures.
Security has been beefed up in different parts of the country including the federal capital to avoid any untoward incident on the auspicious occasion.
On this occasion of Eid, which lasts for three days, Muslim citizens travel long distances to visit their families. A variety of food is prepared in the houses and the visitors keep coming and going in the houses throughout the day. But this time, millions of Muslims will not be able to enjoy the joys of Eid as they are confined to their homes.
Some Muslim countries have eased lockdown restrictions on this occasion. However, Muslim countries have appealed to the public not to leave their homes in view of the threat of the deadly pandemic.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Imran Khan extended Eid greetings to the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) and appreciated their patience to the inhuman Indian military siege since August 2019.
Taking to twitter, PM Imran wrote, “Wishing a special Eid Mubarak to Kashmiris in IOJK, and admiration for their patience and courage during the inhumane lockdown and continuing oppression by Indian Occupation forces.”
Whereas, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa wished the entire nation a blessed Eid-ul-Fitr. He also prayed to Almighty Allah for his guidance and help Muslims overcome the ongoing sorrows.
He also urged the nation to remember PIA plane crash martyrs and people died from Coronavirus pandemic. COAS further extended condolences to the martyrs’ families. He hoped to have more tolerance to overcome this grief.