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Pakistan celebrates Eid Milad-un-Nabi – Prophet Mohammed’s birthday
Markazi Jamia Mosque in Wah Cantt beautifully decorated with colorful lights in connection with the celebrations of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH). Photo: INP

Pakistan celebrates Eid Milad-un-Nabi – Prophet Mohammed’s birthday

Nation urged to follow teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) –  Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) is being observed with religious fervour across all across the country on Thursday (24 Dec 2015).

Muslims celebrate Eid e Milad-un-Nabi – the birthday of the holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – on 12th Rab’i al-awwal (third month of Islamic calendar).

The celebrations commenced early in the day with a 21-cannon salute in respect of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Different religious, social, cultural and educational organisations have planned programmes like Mahafil of Naat Khawani, Seerat conferences and Milad processions to mark the day.

Mosques, streets, plazas, roads, bazaars, markets, government buildings and houses are decorated with lights, flags and bunting on the occasion.

Strict security arrangements have been made across the country with deployment of police and paramilitary troops in different cities.  More than 28,000 policemen have been deployed in Karachi to provide security.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in their messages, called upon the nation to resolve all issues through reconciliation and dialogue in keeping with the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

President, Prime Minister urge nation to follow teachings of Prophet (PBUH)

The President, in his message, said the auspicious day “reminds us to discharge our obligations” by following the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

“If we do this, we will not only succeed in the Hereafter but also become a role model for the entire world,” he added.

The prime minister said: “Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) described all Muslims as a single body. Our survival and progress lie in consensus, unity and consultation.

“Our Prophet gave us all the highest standards of teachings that can be required and also demonstrated all that through his acts. He did not ask for anything which he did not act upon.”

Major mosques in cities and towns have been beautifully illuminated for the occasion. District administrations, government and private organisations have also made elaborate arrangements for illumination and decoration of buildings and parks. The government has already declared a public holiday for the occasion.

Her are some of the photos of the decorated streets and mosques on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2015:

A Pakistani boy walks past a street decorated to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in Karachi. Photo: AFP

A boy walks past a street decorated to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in Karachi. Photo: AFP

Vehicles drive past a mosque illuminated during a celebration to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi in Rawalpindi. Photo: Reuters

Vehicles drive past a mosque illuminated during a celebration to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi in Rawalpindi. Photo: Reuters

A mosque illuminated in Karachi on Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi

A mosque illuminated in Karachi on Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi

A mosque is decorated to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in Lahore. Photo: AFP

A mosque is decorated to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in Lahore. Photo: AFP

A man lights fireworks during a procession ahead of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi celebration in Lahore.

A man lights fireworks during a procession ahead of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi celebration in Lahore.

Aiwan-e-Sadar (President's House) in Islamabad illuminated on Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi

Aiwan-e-Sadar (President’s House) in Islamabad illuminated on Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi

A mosque decorated to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in Karachi. Photo: AFP

A mosque decorated to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in Karachi. Photo: AFP

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