KARACHI - Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) will be celebrated with enthusiasm and religious fervour today (Monday).

Buildings, streets, roads, mosques have already been illuminated across the city, and models of Khana-i-Kaaba and Masjid-i-Nabawi (SAWW) have been placed in various localities, much to the delight of all and sundry.

Major roads of the city have been lit up with green lights while most of the ornamentation can be witnessed around Numaish roundabout, where large tents with sound systems have been set up on both sides of the road, playing Naats all day long.

Various religious parties and people have decorated mosques, streets and houses with green buntings and flags, besides erecting camps on major thoroughfares and places, including Purani Numaish, Golimar, Nazimabad Chowrangi, Liaquatabad and others to highlight the teachings of Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH).

Arrangements for the safety of participants of Milad processions have been finalized, and major hospitals have been asked to stay on a high alert. 

Foolproof security has been ordered for processions, which will be taken out from different parts of the city and culminate at the Nishtar Park.

Different religious parties will take out processions and Milad rallies, including Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST), Sunni Tehreek (ST), Jamaat Ahle Sunnat , Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) , JUP (Central) , Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran, Anjuman-e-Naujawanan-e-Islam and Nizam-e-Mustafa Party.

Furthermore, leaders of religious and political parties, in their messages, have felicitated the people on the occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi.

Shedding light on the different aspects of the life of Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (pbuh), they appealed to the people to maintain sectarian harmony, love and brotherhood.

Meanwhile, a Mahfil-e-Milad was held at Bilawal House on Sunday evening.

Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, MNA, PPP Women Wing President Faryal Talpur and other women MNAs and MPAs attended the event. Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also participated in special prayers after Milad was over.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and Sindh Minister for Local Government Jam Khan Shoro have directed KWSB MD Misbah Farid to make special arrangements for 12th of Rabilul Awwal and ensure adequate water supply for the occasion besides fully functional drainage system.

The MD has ordered all the concerned officers to remain in touch with clerics and listen to their complaints.

He has said that 12th of Rabiul Awwal is a special occasion, and that KWSB will ensure that processions and Milad ceremonies are held in the city without any problem.

Moreover, Sindh Police Inspector General AD Khawaja has said that 1028 rallies, including 400 in Karachi, would be taken out on 12th of Rabiul Awwal, while 30,000 policemen would be deployed to provide security to them.

The home secretary informed that the army would be on a standby during the entire day.

The chief minister has also issued directives to ensure foolproof security around Faizan-e-Medina, as he will attend an event there in connection with 12th of Rabiul Awal.

The commissioner Karachi has been made responsible to take all concerned authorities on board to avoid loadshedding during the day.

The chief minister has also directed the traffic police officials to ensure that no traffic problem arises on the day.