President, PM call for compassion toward poor on Eid
As the nation is celebrating Eidul Fitr on Thursday, President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the countrymen to strictly observe anti-COVID precautions and show compassion towards the poor while celebrating the festival.
The president and the prime minister, in their messages on Eidul Fitr, greeted the nation on the annual festival and thanked Allah Almighty for blessing with the holy month of Ramazan.
Imran Khan said the objective of making the believers pass through the exercise of patience and thankfulness was to realize other’s sufferings and hunger. The realization and compassion towards others is the real strength and identity of a human society.
“The same feelings were also the characteristics of State of Madina which we follow as our role model. We should remain stick to the very passion to play a role to develop a human friendly society,” the prime minister remarked.
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 are also the injunctions of Islam as well as teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him), he added.
He also called for remembering those who had sacrificed their lives for a greater cause to bring pride to the nation.
Prime Minister Imran said that on the occasion of Eid, the prayers and wishes of the Pakistani nation were with the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
He also prayed to Allah Almighty to keep the country blessed with the Eid festivities and protect it against the calamities.
President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday offered Eidul Fitr prayers with complete adherence to the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) in Karachi.
The president along with Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and a limited number of people offered namaz in an open place adjacent to the Governor House in Karachi.
During prayers, strict adherence to SOPs including distancing in rows and wearing of masks were observed.