As Pakistan celebrates yet another Eid overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have urged the nation to strictly observe anti-COVID precautions during Eid.
Eid prayers were held across the country in open areas in mosques and Eidgahs following SOPs and other measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.
In their separate messages, they said the world is grappled with the COVID19 pandemic and strict adherence to the anti-virus protocols is extremely necessary to avert the massive outbreak of the pandemic.
The President greeted the nation as well as the Muslim world on Eid-ul-Fitr and prayed that the day brings along plenty of pleasures and joys.
صدرِ مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کا عید الفطر کے موقع پر قوم کے نام پیغام— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) May 13, 2021
عید کی خوشیوں میں کورونا وائرس کی وجہ سے معاشی تنگدستی کا شکار افراد کا خصوصی خیال رکھنے اور عید کے اجتماعات میں کورونا ایس او پیز پر مکمل طور پر عمل پیرا ہونے کی تلقین۔ pic.twitter.com/m7Yr16EFKo
Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his message on Eid, greeted the nation on the annual festival and thanked Allah Almighty for blessing with the holy month of Ramazan.
He said the objective of making the believers pass through the exercise of patience and thankfulness is to realize others’ sufferings and hunger as compassion towards others is the real strength and identity of human society.
“The same feelings were also the characteristics of State of Madina, which we follow as our role model.
We should stick to the very passion to play a role to develop a human-friendly society,” PM added.
He said the world was faced with the third wave of the pandemic, therefore the people should exercise extra caution and strictly abide by the anti-COVID precautions.
The precautions were also the injunctions of Islam as well as teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him), he added.
Prime Minister also called for remembering those who have sacrificed their lives for a greater cause to bring pride to the nation.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on the occasion of Eid extended the prayers and wishes for Kashmiris and said that the Pakistani nation is with the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.