Rawalpindi-The Pindities celebrated Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) with religious zeal and fervour on Monday.

milad processions were carried out with decorated vehicles and recitation of naats in various parts of the city.

The celebrations started early in the day as area Milad committee arranged processions consisting of vehicles decorated with colourful flags, boards, and models of holy mosques in Mecca and Madina.

Area residents had set up stages on routes of the processions.

The stages were used to recite naat and at many places naat completions were also held. The organizers of the stages also gave away awards such as trophies to the milad committees for carrying out the most beautiful and the biggest procession.

Further, residents on the procession ruts also set up food stalls distributing free food such as palao rice, zarda rice, halwa, and naan to the procession participants.

Main procession with over 2, 000 participants were brought out from Banni Chowk that marched toward Muree using circular road. After passing through Waris Khan, the procession reached at Murree Road and then returned to Banni chowk through Kohati Bazaar road.

In the city, Milad processions were brought out from Eidgah Sharif on Asghar Mall Road, on Jamia Masjid Road, Shah Nazar Pull Chowk, Committee Chowk, Bansa wala Chowk, Iqbal Road, Nila Mohalla Chowk, Trunk Bazzar, Liaqat Market, Fawara Chowk, Raja Bazaar, and Dingi Khoi.

Further, processions were also brought out from different areas of Rawalpindi and Chaklala cantonments. Main gathering was at 22 No Chungi Chowk near CMH where procession from Tench Bhatta, from Kamalabad, Dhoke Syedan, and from different localities on Dhamial road culminated.

A naat recitation competiton was organized at the chowk and trophies were distributed among the winners.

Overall, Milad processions remained peaceful as over 3, 000 personnel of law enforcement agencies performed security duties following the instructions of CPO Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi.

Further, the city traffic police had made alternate traffic plans for commuters and participants of the processions.

The traffic mess however was created on Murree Road, and adjacent roads leading to congested and thickly populated areas.