KARACHI - Eid Milad-un-Nabi (peace be upon him) was celebrated across the metropolis on Monday with immense reverence and religious zeal.

The day, celebrated on 12th of Rabiul Awal, marks the birthday of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).

Devout Muslims during the celebrations pledge to follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) and observe restraint and tolerance while acting upon Quran and Sunnah in their entire life.

The day dawned with special prayers at mosques for the betterment and prosperity of the country.

Religious leaders and scholars delivered sermons on the life and teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh).

A large number of small and big processions and rallies were taken out from various parts of the city on the day; Darood Sharif, verses from the Holy Quran and Naats were recited.

The central rally was taken out from Memon Mosque to Nishtar Park, which was participated by a large number of people. A grand gathering was held in Nishtar Park.

People resolved on the sacred day to act upon the teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and fight against the terrorists, who are killing innocent people in the name of Islam.

Houses, mosques, bazaars, plazas and roads were decorated with huge banners, electric bulbs and green buntings.

Scores of stages, models of Masjid-e-Nabavi (SAW) and Khana-e-Kaa'ba were on display in various parts of the city, including Korangi, Liaquatabad, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, Kharadar, Burns Road, Goli Mar, New Karachi and Sarjani Town. People gave huge amount of money in charity, while sweets were also distributed in the city.

Various religious parties also arranged conferences, seminars and other special programmes to pay tributes to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on his birthday. Special security arrangements were also made on the occasion.