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.
Eid prayers were offered at mosques and more than 300 Eidgahs in all cities of the country. Special prayers were offered for the progress and prosperity of the country and welfare of the Muslim Ummah.
Prayers were offered for the well-being of the country while in sermons the Ulema highlighted the significance and philosophy of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, special precautions was 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.
Prime Minister, Army Chief and President extend Eid wishes
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday extends 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.”
Moreover, the premier said that he wants the nation to observe this Eid in a different manner from the usual celebratory style.
While giving his message on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 the premier said, “First, let us think of & pray for all those families who have been deprived of their loved ones by the plane crash tragedy & all those who have lost their lives to COVID19.”
“Second, everyone must remember to observe the SOPs in place for COVID19. The disease is with us & social distancing must be strictly observed throughout the Eid holidays, including during Eid prayers. May Allah bless our nation,” the premier added.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa wishes 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 a more tolerance to overcome this grief.