The day began with special prayers in mosques for the peace and progress of Pakistan and the Muslim Umma. People flocked to mosques in droves to offer Eid prayers, where religious scholars highlighted the significance of the occasion in their sermons.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif offered Eid prayer at Jati Umra near Raiwind. Speaking on the occasion, he extended his heartiest greeting of Eid to the entire nation and the Muslim Ummah.
Acting President Mian Raza Rabbani, offered Eid prayer at Gulshan-e-Jinnah, Karachi.
Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan offered Eid prayer at Gulshan-e-Jinnah, Karachi along with cabinet members and other notables.
After offering Eid prayers, the faithful are slaughter their sacrificial animals in remembrance of Sunnat-e-Ibrahimi.
Large congregations of worshippers gathered for Eid prayers at Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque and Lahore’s Badshahi Mosque. After offering Eid prayers, the faithful sacrificed animals to mark the 10th of Zilhaj.
Eidul Azha or the Festival of Sacrifice celebrates the end of the Haj pilgrimage to Makkah and commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (A.S.) readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.
Civic authorities in different cities and towns also made special arrangements for the disposal of offal and other waste generated during the slaughter of animals across the country.