Web Desk (November 21, 2018): Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW) is being celebrated with great religious zeal and fervour across the country on Wednesday.
The day dawned with 31 guns salute at the Federal capital and 21 guns salute at all the provincial capitals.
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Special prayers for the unity of Muslim Ummah and progress and prosperity of the country were offered in the mosques after Fajr prayer.
The government and religious organisations, Milad committees and individuals have planned a number of activities including Milad processions, seminars, conferences, and discussion programmes to celebrate the annual event.
The sacred day will proceed with offering special prayers in mosques for upholding and flourishing of Islam and religious teachings, unity, solidarity, progress, and welfare of the Muslim ummah.
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Numerous Eid Milad-un-Nabi processions will be taken out across the country and ‘Mehfil-e-Milad’ would be held to celebrate the occasion.
All city streets and roads including bazaars and shopping centres, government and private buildings have been beautifully decorated with lights and banners bearing the writings about the celebration of the Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) have been illuminated across the country.Gates have been erected at all major roads and streets in all small and major towns of the country in connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) celebrations.
Private and public buildings have beautifully been illuminated with colourful lights on this occasion to express jubilation over the sacred day.
Many vendors have set up colourful stalls with a unique collection of badges, stickers, flags and banners inscribed with religious slogans, to pay respect and reverence to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) across the country.
Federal and provincial governments have already prepared contingency security plans with coordination of other law enforcement agencies to guard the processions and other events to be held on the day.Islamabad/Rawalpindi
Special checking of the route in Islamabad would be completed before the procession starts and bomb disposal squad would clear the route on the day.
More than 2,000 police personnel, including 300 traffic policemen, will perform security duties on Eid Milad-un-Nabi in the federal capital, while special teams of Rangers, crime investigation department (CID), and special branch police will assist in the smooth performance of their duties.
The main procession in Islamabad will start from Sector G-7 (Sitara Market) and culminate near the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Mehmud at Aabpara Market. The areas will be completely cordoned off through heavy deployment of law enforcement personnel.
Strict monitoring of the main procession, through Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras recently installed, is part of the security plan. Parking vehicles on the route of the procession will be prohibited.No one would be allowed to stand on the rooftops of the commercial and residential buildings situated along the route of the main procession while armed police personnel would be deployed on the rooftops of the buildings.
Police patrolling had also been enhanced in many areas.
The faithful would be checked with metal detectors and walk through gates would be installed at the entry points of the processions.
The route of the main procession would be sealed completely and streets on the route would also be barricaded.
In Rawalpindi, as many as 3,500 policemen will be deployed in Rawalpindi district to ensure security for the processions of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH).
The main procession route, DAV College Chowk, Fowara Chowk, Raja Bazaar, Bansaa Wala Chowk and Buni Chowk would be barricaded.
All the traffic would be diverted on other routes.
Murree Road diversions would be at Rialto Chowk, Liaquat Bagh, Committee Chowk underpass, Naz Cinema Chowk, Rawal Road Turn, Double Road, Gungmandi near City police station and at other main Chowks.LAHORE/Punjab
The city wore a festive look as all public and private buildings have been decorated with colourful lights and buntings in the provincial capital to mark the Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH).
Children have made colourful small hills with sands in the streets and roads and put their toys on them which depict the culture of Arab.
The people are also preparing to participate in the main procession of Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) which will march towards Data Darbar from Dehli gate and conclude at Data Darbar. A car rally will also be held in Phase-5 DHA Lahore to mark the birthday of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
In Multan, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sialkot, Okara and other big and small cities will also celebrate the Eid Milad un Nabi with great enthusiasm and will take out rallies and Naat Khawani Mahafils to be held.Karachi/Sindh
Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) celebrations will begin with religious zeal and fervour, while authorities have finalised a comprehensive security plan on the occasion.
More than 23,000 police personnel will be deployed across the megapolis, while 5,000 personnel will perform security duties along the route of main procession in the city.
Like Karachi other parts of Sindh- Hyderabad, Sukkur, MirpurKhas, Larkana, Badin and other cities- Eid Miladun Nabi has been cerebrated with zeal and fervor.
Meanwhile, the Sindh home department has issued directives to police and district administration to prevent hate speeches. Similar directions were issued to cable-operators in the city warning them against airing controversial speeches.
It has been learnt that authorities have advised concerned individuals to ensure are parking lots are reserved at a safe distance from processions and ceremonies.
Erecting sectarian flags and banners on public buildings is prohibited, whereas authorities have been asked to keep a watch on individuals named in the Fourth Schedule.
Authorities have also imposed a ban on taking along any kind of firearms, warning of stern action in case of any violation.
Quetta: Rallies to be held across the province as people decorated their buildings, homes and shops to celebrate the birthday of Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Peshawar/KP: Mosques, buildings, markets, streets and homes have been decorated and illuminated with colourful lights and buntings in Peshawar to celebrate the day. in Mardan, Noshehra, Bannu, Swabi and other parts of the province people have made preparation to celebrated the occasion with enthusiasm.
People have also decorated their houses with colorful lights and green flags to show their immeasurable love with the Last Prophet.