Islamabad: The country celebrates Eid al-Fitr today (Thursday) and strictly implements standard operating procedures (SOP) to avoid further spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Eid al-Fitr prayers were held in mosques and open spaces on Eid al-Fitr in all cities and towns, strictly following the standard operating procedures of social distancing and other preventive measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
On the occasion, special prayers were offered for the well-being of the country while in sermons, the Ulema highlighted the significance of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Prayers were also offered for the Muslims of Palestine and the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir where people are being subjected to oppression and brutality.
President Alvi and Sindh Governor Imran Ismail offered Eid prayers in Karachi while Punjab Governor went to Badshahi Mosque. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and National Assembly Speaker Asad Umar offered Eid prayers in Naudero and Faisal Mosque respectively.
Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Fitr is the first day of the month of Choval. Eid al-Fitr is about 10-11 days in advance each year, depending on the new moon, because the lunar month is shorter than the solar month, so the day and night of each country changes by about one day.