Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), is being celebrated with traditional religious zeal today all over the country. Like every year, the government, religious and private organisations have planned various activities to mark the occasion.
Today, the day begun with special prayers in the mosques across the country. Mosques continued reciting the Holy Quran and Nasheeds throughout the early hours of the morning to dawn all over the country. The day started with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital Islamabad and 21-gun salute to pay homage to the last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in all the provincial capitals of the country.
A large number of conferences, seminars and Milad processions will be conducted around the country with enthusiasm today. These special programmes are being prepared to revisit and highlight the symbolic life of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). Religious scholars will shed light on the teachings of the Prophet (PBUH) to.
The security has been beefed up, and tight surveillance is ensured to avoid any undesirable event. Besides, the mobile services will remain closed in most of the critical and main centers to facilitate the peaceful march of the processions and rallies.
The plan for the procession of the rallies has been prepared, and all the major routes will be taken care of by the law enforcement personnel. The government has decided to deploy more than 2000 police officers in Islamabad and around 3500 in Rawalpindi to allow peaceful rallies.
Moreover, intelligence agencies will assist police to ensure that duties are performed effectively. Security agencies have planned to strictly monitor the main procession with the help of the cameras that are specially installed as the part of the security plan. Strict instructions are issued for parking vehicles as they are prohibited to be parked in the main route of the procession in Islamabad to avoid any unwanted incident.
The routes of the main procession will be guarded with barricades and traffic will be diverted, and main roads from where the procession is planned to go through will be completely sealed.
On this auspicious occasion, all the towns, streets, famous private and government buildings and commercial shopping centres are illuminated with bright multi-coloured lights to express the sheer delight and jubilation over the sacred day. Moreover, across the country, vendors have set up beautiful stalls to sell the flags, badges, and banners to pay respect and demonstrate love for the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
During the day, Milad processions will be taken out in all the big, and small cities and slogans will be raised to pay respect and homage to the Prophet (PBUH).
The leaders of the political parties issued their statements to mark this auspicious occasion of the Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH). Former Prime Minister and Chairman of the ruling PML-N, Nawaz Sharif, issued a message on Twitter where he said that the Pakistani nation should derive lessons from the life of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
عید میلادالنبی کیلیے صدر مسلم لیگ (ن) محمد نوازشریف کا پیغام – pic.twitter.com/6pcj2o4nlr
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) November 30, 2017
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan also tweeted and passed his greetings to Muslims everywhere in the world on Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH).
Greetings to Muslims everywhere on Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi Sal lalla hu elyhy wasullam PBUH pic.twitter.com/f7yHUJhA2Z
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 30, 2017
The life of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) is indeed a ray of light for humanity. In this divided nation, days like this must be used to reflect upon the previous endeavours to plan better for the future under the guidance of the Prophet’s (PBUH) life. We must learn to practice patience, tolerance and shun violence for peace. The solidarity and progression of Pakistan are only possible if we stay united and ensure the welfare of other Muslims and minorities living in Pakistan according to the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).