ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan in their separate messages have congratulated the entire nation on the advent of holy month of Ramazan, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday.
In his message, President Dr Arif Alvi said on the start of Ramazan the nation should pledge to exterminate all obstacles facing the national progress, peace and prosperity with full resolve.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in his message said his government has already announced Ramazan Package for uninterrupted supply of food items at appropriate prices for the people.
He said it is government’s utmost endeavor to ensure supply of electricity, gas and water during Sahr-o-Iftar timings.
With the start of Ramazan, scores of people throughout the country performed Taraveeh prayers whereas markets were seen full of shoppers procuring items for Seher and Iftar foods.
Apart from the festivities, at many places around the country, arrangements were being made to feed and fulfil the needs of the less fortunate ones of the society through various charitable networks.
Ramazan in Pakistan this time coincides with May, one of the hottest years in several parts of the country.
Ramazan moon was not sighted on Saturday, May 4th, therefore, it was notified by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee that the holy month would start from Monday (today).