Eid-ul-Adha celebrated in parts of KPK, FATA, Karachi
PESHAWAR: Eid-ul-Adha was celebrated on Thursday in most of the areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) including North and South Waziristan Agencies.
Eid prayers held in Bannu Jama mosque were attended by a large number of citizens including internally displaced persons (IDPs). Special prayers were also offered for the security and progress of the country.
Following the Eid prayers, the zealous citizens performed animal sacrifice, an obligatory duty for every well to do Muslim and distributed the meat among relatives, neighbours, deserving and poor.
Meanwhile, like elsewhere in the country the Dawoodi Bohri Jamaat is celebrating Ei-ul-Azha with traditional religious reverence and fervor in Karachi as well.
Members of Bohra Jamaat offered Eid-ul-Azha prayer in various areas of the city and are offering sacrifices of the animals.
The biggest Eid prayer congregation of Bohra Jamaat was held at Tahiri mosque in Saddar while Eid prayer was also offered at Adam Masjid near City Court; Soldier Bazaar, Hydri, Shabbirabad and many other places.
Special prayers for the progress and prosperity of and peace and security in the country were offered at Eid prayer congregations. After the prayer members of Bohra Group following the sunnat of Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be on him) sacrificed animals.
Members of Bohra community made the security arrangements for the occasions themselves.
The rest of the cities of Pakistan will be celebrating Eid on Friday. The government has announced four official holidays for the festival from Thursday to Monday.
Muslims residing in countries including Saudi Arabia, England and USA are also celebratin Eid on Thursday.