LAHORE - The nation observed Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) in a befitting manner throughout Pakistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir on Tuesday. The public buildings were profusely illuminated while the bazaars and houses lit with light and decorated with buntings. Welcoming banners were displayed on all city roads and crossings. Milad meetings were organised at different mosques, parks and public places during the night, while the day started with Milad un Nabi celebrations in which processions were taken out in cities, towns and villages in the morning. It was a public holiday and all government,semi government and private organisations, educational institutions, commercial centres, markets and bazaars remained closed. Newspapers published special supplements while TV and radio channels also aired special programmes in connection with the celebrations. The day was dawned with 31-guns salute in the federal capital and with 21-guns in provincial capitals and Muzaffarbad. Special prayers were offered in the mosques after Fajr prayers for the solidarity and integrity of the country, progress of the nation and peace in the country. In Lahore, the main Milad procession was brought out from Lahore Railway Station at 9 am. At least 100 processions from different localities joined the main pageant. 1010-gun salute was given at the opening of the procession. A contingent of disciplined forces held a march past. The procession travelled from Australasia Chowk, Brandreth Road, Dil Mohammad Road, Fleming Road, Chowk Nisbet Road, Akhbar Market, Aibak Road, Mochi Gate, Lohari Gate and terminated at Darbar Data in the evening. Another procession was brought out from Milad chowk, outside the Delhi Gate. A torch bearing march started from Hizbun Ihnaf and Data Darbar to Regal Chowk on Monday evening, which wasled by Syed Mukhtar Ashraf Rizvi. An International Milad Conference was held under the aegis of Minhaj ul Quran Movement at Minar-e-Pakistan. Prof Dr Mohammad Tahir ul Qadri and other eminent religious leaders addressed the event. Dawat-e-Islami also organised a Seerat Conference at Baba Ground Islampura, while Tanzeem-e-Islami organised a conference of its own at at Alhamra Hall No 1 on Tuesday.