LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired a meeting to review arrangements for Eid Miladun Nabi to be observed tomorrow.

Speaking on the occasion, Shehbaz said:  “Eid Miladn Nabi will be marked with religious fervour and passion, and special ceremonies will be held in every district of the province.”  He directed the officials concerned to arrange special programmes across the province. He said that mosques, shrines and other buildings would be illuminated and gave directions for the best arrangements to be made in this regard.

The chief minister also directed for special arrangements to be made with regard to the cleanliness of streets and bazaars. He said that naat and qirat competitions, as well as essay writing competitions on the life of the Holy Prophet (SAW), would be arranged, adding that the winners of these competitions would be awarded prizes. He ordered foolproof security, saying: “There was no higher priority than the protection of people’s lives and properties and, therefore, directed all law enforcement agencies to remain fully vigilant during the celebrations of Eid Miladun Nabi.

Following the Sunnah, we all need to promote the message of peace, brotherhood, unity and cohesion.” Provincial ministers Rana Sanaullah, Manshaullah Butt, Zaeem Hussain Qadri and Jehangir Khanzada, Punjab government spokesman Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, chief secretary, additional chief secretary (home), inspector general of police and senior officials attended the meeting .

Sibi blast condemned

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Wednesday strongly condemned a roadside blast in Sangan area of Sibi. He expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the martyrdom of FC officials and extended his heartfelt sympathies  to the bereaved families. He also prayed for early recovery of the injured. –APP