ISLAMABAD-UNS – Eidul Fitr is being celebrated across the country on second day under the shadow of the tragic PIA plane crash and the Covid-19 pandemic. The festival marks the end of a month-long day time fasting of Ramazan.
The Eid is traditionally celebrated with communal prayers, Eid greetings, family feasts and gatherings. But this year, the celebration is overshadowed by the fast-spreading the infection and the plane tragedy.
Eid congregations were held at open places, mosques and Eidgahs in all major cities and towns with strict adherence to the government-defined Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of social distancing and other precautionary measures.
Security was beefed up in different parts of the country, including the federal capital to avoid any untoward incident on the auspicious occasion.
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, while congratulating the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, urged them to keep adhering to precautionary measures as the whole world is being ravaged by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
In his message, President Dr Arif Alvi said the whole nation with solidarity and precautionary measures would face the critical challenge of coronavirus.
The president said besides, sharing joys of this holy occasion, the day reminded them to also include the needy and deserving people in these pleasures by paying special attention to such segments of the society.
The nation is observing second day of Eid-ul-Fitr today (Monday) with religious zeal and fervor and in somber mood due to loss of precious lives in Friday’s Pakistan Airlines International (PIA) plane crash and overall context of coronavirus pandemic engulfing the world.
The people have decided to stay at their homes and enjoy their day by cooking delicious food.