LAHORE - Like around the world, the Eid-e-Milad is being celebrated across the country today. The day dawns with prayers for peace and progress followed by 31 and 21 gun salutes in the federal and provincial capitals respectively.
Government and private buildings, mosques, streets, roads, bazaars, and shopping centres have been decked up with lights.
Police held flag marches in all districts of the province on the eve of Eid, so that people could feel a sense of security, a spokesperson said. The flag march was conducted in all districts on the directions of Punjab Police Inspector General Arif Nawaz Khan. The flag marches started from the district police lines and different police units including police mobiles, traffic police, and Elite Police Force took part in the flag march.
The flag march ended at the district police lines after passing through different roads in all districts simultaneously. An official said the police are put on high alert across the province and all available resources are being utilized to maintain peace and harmony. He said citizens may participate in religious processions without any fear. The police units are directed to perform security duties with commitment and full determination. Moreover, the police will use CCTV cameras, walkthrough gates, and metal detectors during the security operations.
Additional police force has been deployed at sensitive places, important buildings, and markets. The traffic police will also implement a detailed traffic control and management plan to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the roads.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has greeted the Ummah on Eid-e-Milad. “The personality of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) is a blessing for the whole humanity,” he said in his message. “The teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH) provide solution to all the problems. He said the Holy Prophet taught the lesson of peace, tranquillity, respect of humanity, equality, forgiveness and justice.
Pakistan can be made a citadel of peace and harmony by following the teachings of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). This day provides the Muslim world the best opportunity to follow the teachings of Quran and Sunnah,” he added.