ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain will offer prayers today to seek the Almighty Allah’s blessings for rain in the country.
A spokesman for the president said that Mr Hussain would offer Namaz-i-Istasqa after Zuhar prayers at the Presidency’s mosque.
The president on Sunday appealed to the nation to seek Allah Almighty’s blessings and hold countrywide special prayers for rain.
He also urged Ulema to lead the prayers across the length and breadth of the country and pray to the Almighty to end the years-long drought with rain.
Pakistan has not experienced good rains during all this year. Drought has become a frequent phenomenon in the country.
According to a report issued by the Economic Survey of Pakistan, the drought is one of the factors responsible for poor growth performance. While according to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the dry weather affecting most parts of the country would continue till January.