Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW) today
KARACHI: The nation is celebrating Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) today (Wednesday) with religious fervour, renewing the pledge to follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH).
Earlier on Tuesday, the chief of the Sunni Tehreek (ST), Sarwat Ejaz Qadri, has warned the government to refrain from imposing US policy on the country.
“The 180 million people of Pakistan are not American slaves, but we are the slaves of Madina and we would not hesitate from sacrificing our lives for the sake of Islam and the ideology of Pakistan,” he said while addressing a huge rally on the eve of Eid Milad-un-Nabi on Tuesday.
The rally started from Liaquatabad Dakkhana and culminated in Kharadar.
Strict security measures were adopted throughout the rally as no vehicular traffic was allowed to pass through the route.
Expressing concern over the failure of the authorities to expose the mastermind behind the ghastly incident that took place at the Nishtar Park five years ago, in which the entire party leadership was eliminated, the ST leader said that they would continue the mission of the Shuhada-i-Mustafa.
On this occasion, he demanded from President Zardari to confer the Sitara-i-Imtiaz award on March 23 to all those Sunni leaders who were martyred in the Nishtar Park in 2006 on the Eid Milad-un-Nabi day.
Qadri said that those who used derogatory remarks against Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (PBUH) must be awarded the death penalty and they must not be given any immunity.
The nation is celebrating Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) today with religious fervour, renewing the pledge to follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH).
Mahafil-i-Milad and other public meetings will be held at various places in the city to celebrate the day.
The main congregation will be held at the Nishtar Park, where processions from various parts of the city will converge and the main procession will be held, which will be also addressed by Shah Turab-ul-Haq and Sarwat Ejaz Qadri.
A stage has been set up at the Nishtar Park and the entire area has been decorated with illuminating lights. Camps have been set up along the main procession route. About 1,500 volunteers of the Jamaat Ahle Sunnat, in addition to personnel of the law-enforcement agencies, have been guarding the venue.
The main rally will be staged from the New Memon Masjid, Boultan Market, at about 3pm, which will pass through MA Jinnah Road and culminate at the Nishtar Park.
A Fateha Khwani will also be held for those who were martyred in the 2006 blast.
The main reception camp has been set up at the Numaish Chowrangi. Camps have been erected on major arteries of the city to guide the smaller processions to their destination at the Nishtar Park.
Meanwhile, the religious leaders have appealed to the people to avoid taking women and children to the main procession venue and fully cooperate with the volunteers and law enforcers deployed in and around the Nishtar Park.
Both the Jamaat Ahle Sunnat and the Sunni Rahber Council have already announced a code of conduct for the day so as to regulate the processions and rallies reaching the Nishtar Park.