Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr today.

Lahore (Web Desk) – Eid-ul-Fitr is being observed across the country today (Sunday) with religious zeal and fervor and in somber mood due to loss of precious lives in Friday s PIA plane crash and overall context of Corona pandemic engulfing the world.

This year Eid is being celebrated across the country on same day, which will boost national unity and harmony in the testing times.

Eid congregations were held at open places, mosques and Eidgahs in all major cities and towns while following strict SOPs of social distancing and other precautionary measures.

The Ulema in their sermons highlighted the significance and philosophy of Eid ul Fitr.

Special prayers have been offered for the progress and prosperity of the country and welfare of the Muslim Ummah.

Prayers were also offered for early liberation of occupied Muslim territories including Kashmir and Palestine.

Security has been beefed up in different parts of the country including the federal capital to avoid any untoward incident on the auspicious occasion.

Congregations of Eid prayers were also held in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi like elsewhere in the country. Eid gatherings were held in mosques and open places amid strict observance of standard operating procedure to prevent spread of the Coronavirus.

This Eid is being celebrated with simplicity in view of the tragic plane crash incident in Karachi that claimed scores of precious human lives and injured many others.

Ulema and general public prayed heaven for the departed souls of those who had died in the PIA plane crash.

They also prayed the Almighty Allah to protect the humanity from the Coronavirus pandemic. Special prayers for the prosperity, progress, and security of Pakistan were too offered on the occasion.