KARACHI - Preparations to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) were gaining momentum in port city, as people busy beautifying roads and buildings with colorful buntings, banners and fancy lights.

Huge banners and gigantic billboards were displaying across the city to celebrate the birth of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with full zeal and fevour. People belonging to all ages were busy in decorating Mosques, homes Plazas and all kind of buildings with colorful lights and buntings.

According to the details, various social, cultural, educational institutes and religious organization were preparing for special programmes to pay tribute and highlight different aspects of the Holy Prophet Muhammad s (PBUH) life. Milad committees were finalising the schedule of Mahafil-e-Naat in various parts of the city.

On Rabi-ul-Awal 12, January 14 (Tuesday) Eid Milad-un-Nabi processions will also be carried out in different areas of Karachi while models of Khana-e-Kaaba and Masjid-e-Nabvi exhibited on major squares of the city.

On account of Eid Milad-un-Nabi Sindh provincial government has declared public holiday on January 13 and 14 while pillion riding has been banned till January 15. Sindh interior ministry had also send a letter to the federal ministry regarding the possible suspension of cellular services in the province on the occasion.

Meanwhile, Administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Rauf Akhter Farooqui has directed all the concerned departments concerned including all six DMCs to provide every possible help and clear the routes of the processions of Eid Millad-un-Nabi.

Law enforcement agencies including Police and Rangers have also chalked out security plan to control law and order situation during the procession of Eid Milad-un-Nabi and about fifteen thousands security personnel would be deputed including the snipers on high tall building for the security of the procession. Security control rooms would be established to monitor the processions besides camps would also be set up at different places of the city. The staff of the hospitals will remain alert to tackle any eventuality.

LWMC PLAN:

The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has released its special cleanliness plan on the sacred occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi. The objective is to ensure waste free surroundings in the city especially on the 100 major routes of processions. The company has issued a duty roaster of some 1000 dedicated workers including officers who will perform duties in three equal shifts during 11 and 12 Rabbi-ul-Awal.

According to the plan, sanitary crew along with machinery will be deployed on procession’s routes on town levels. Besides manual sweeping, mechanical sweeping and washing of the major roads where processions are expected will be ensured earlier. On the major procession routes, timely emptying of waste containers will also be made sure. In this regard, instructions have been issued to Albayrak and OzPak, both Turkish companies. This cleanliness plan also includes the washing of city’s major mosques and sprinkling of water and liming of pavements in order to give a neat and clean look to the city.

LWMC will especially focus on wall city, Shahdra, Thokar Niaz baig, Jallo More, Islam Pura, LDA Avenue, Railway Station, Nishtar Town and Chungi Amr Sadhu. General Manager Operations Khalid Majeed and Manager Operations Mr. Asif Iqbal and Sohail Malik will remain in field to supervise the operations and ensure the timely implementation of the plan.

Further Chairman LWMC Khawaja Ahmed Hassan and MD LWMC Waseem Ajmal Chaudhry has expressed best wishes for all the Lahorites on this holy occasion. They have requested the communities to observe cautions regarding cleanliness of the overall city while celebrating Eid Milad with traditional spirit and zest. 

According to company’s spokesperson, Memoona Arslan Bhatti, though this cleanliness plan focuses on 11th-12th Rabi ul Awal, but in actual it has been chalked out for the whole month of Rabbi-ul-Awal keeping in view its religious significance so that citizens may observe their sacred occasion in a waste free environment and the waste generated through multiple activities across the city, can be collected and transported without any delay.