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Eid prayer offered amid tight security.

RAWALPINDI:Eidul Azha was celebrated here on Wednesday

with religious fervour, enthusiasm and spirit of sacrifice.

Eid prayers were offered

at Eidgahs, mosques and open places amid tight security.

Ulema and Khateebs, in

their sermons, highlighted the significance and philosophy of sacrifice.

Special prayers offered for the progress, prosperity and integrity of the country,

unity of the 'Ummah', solution of their problems and liberation of occupied

Kashmir. After the Eid prayers, camels, cows, goats and sheep were sacrificed.

The tradition of the Eidul Azha festival also enjoins all those who can afford a sacrifice to do so and

to distribute the meat of the slaughtered animals to the needy, after keeping

their share in the sacrifice.

In Rawalpindi, the Eid

congregations held at various places including the historic Liaquat Bagh, Nawaz

Sharif Park Murree Road, Rawalpindi Medical College Ground, Jamia

Masjid-al-Azim Quaid-e-Azam Colony, Masjid Khalid Bin Majeed Pindora, Jamia

Masjid Wapda Colony Mareer Hassan, Jamia Masjid Farooq-e-Azam Girja Road, Jamia

Masjid Khulfa-e-Rashdeen Khayaban-e-Sir Syed, Jamia Masjid Umer bin Khatab

Dhoke Mustaqeem, Jamia Masjid Siddiquia Pathano Wali Mareer Hassan, Jamia

Masjid Talha Dhoke Mustqeem and Jamia Masjid Sufi Roshan Mohala Mohanpura.

In Masjid Aisha Siddiqa

Double Road, Masjid Madni Pindora and Jamia Islam Kashmir Road.Jamia Masjid Norani

Sabir Sarafa Bazaar, Masjid Madni New Shakeryal, Jamia Masjid Sufa Mazharabad

Colony, Jamia Masjid Al Farooq Sultanpura, Jamia Masjid Firdosia Dhoke Mangtal,

Jamia Masjid Taqwa Pindora, Jamia Masjid Al Falah 7th Road, Jamia Masjid Sardar

Khan Allam Iqbal Colony, Jamia Masjid Babul Islam Adyala Road, Jamia Masjid Al

Azhar Dhamial Road and Muhammadi Masjid New Katarian besides in Jamia Masjid

Hanfia Lalazar, Jamia Masjid Zeeshan

Dhoke Cahudrian Jamia

Masjid Baba Lal Shah Bukhari 22 Number Chungi, Jamia Masjid Zia-ul-Aloom D

Block Satellite Town, Masjid o Imam Bargah Bangah Colony, Markazi Jamia Masjid

Chaklala Scheme III.While in Markazi Eid Gah Gawalmandi, Jamia Masjid Roshan

Jhanda Cheechi, Jamia

Masjid Chup Shah

Chaklala, Markazi Eid Gah Tariqabad, Jamia Masjid Al Bushra Lalkurti, Jamia

Masjid Dar ul Islam Dhoke Hassu, Jamia Masjid Usmnia Dispensary Ground Tench,

Masjid Wali Asr Sadiqabad, Aqsa Park E- Block Satellite Town and Holy Family

Hospital.Jamia Masjid Bhoosa Mandi,Dar ul Aloom Faiz-ul-Quran Eid Gah

Road,Jamia Masjid Chungi Number 22 Rawalpindi Cannt.

Over 3,000 policemen were

deployed here under a comprehensive security plan chalked out for peaceful

observance of Eidul Azha.

Elite Force, Special Branch personnel

along with ladies police and police national volunteers performed security

duties while 607 Traffic Wardens and 22 inspectors were deployed to regulate

traffic during Eid prayers.

According to City Traffic Police

(CTP) spokesman, enhanced number of traffic wardens were deployed in Murree for

eid holidays aimed at facilitating the tourists. Punjab Emergency Service

(Rescue 1122) had deployed more than 400 rescuers on special duties during Eid


Solid Waste Management

Company spokesman, said that comprehensive cleanliness plan was finalized for

Eid-ul-Azha to get rid of entrails of animals, set up 200 points in the city.

He appealed the citizens to

cooperate with sanitation staff and refrain from throwing entrails of

sacrificial animals in streets and roads except the specific points from where

it could easily be removed and shifted to landfill site at Losar. Rawalpindi

Cantonment Board (RCB) said that 996 sanitary workers, sanitary inspectors and

supervisors, under Eid ul Azha cleanliness plan, are performing their duty in


Over 40 vehicles with a large

number of hand-carts will be used to remove garbage, entrails of animals and

offal from all Cantonment areas. It was

observed that butcher shops along Tulsa road and various other places

slaughtered animals along the road side which created traffic jams, creating

problems for the other commuters.
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Date:Aug 27, 2018
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