Eidul Azha will be celebrated in Sialkot region with religious zeal and fervour and renewed commitment to develop the country.

On the occasion, Eid congregations will be held at hundreds of Eidgahs, mosques and open places amid stepped-up security.

In their Eid sermons to be held at Sialkot, Daska, Bhopalwala, Sambrial, Uggoki, Pasrur, Badiana, Chawinda, Pasrur, Shakargarh, Zafarwal, Baddo Malhi and Narowal, Ulema will highlight the significance and philosophy of sacrifice.

They will urge the Muslims to follow the teachings of Islam and get united. Special prayers will be offered for the integrity, solidarity and prosperity of the country and unity among the Muslim Ummah. They will urge the Muslims to shun petty differences, stand united and seek Allah’s blessings for emancipation from all ills.

Special security arrangements have been made to thwart any untoward incident as security officials have been deployed outside the mosques, Eidgahs and open places. Eid-al-Azha is celebrated every year to commemorate the supreme sacrifice offered by Hazrat Ibrahim Khalilullah (AS) and his son Hazrat Ismail Zabihullah (AS) in fulfillment of the Divine order.

Special prayers will be offered for security, solidarity, integrity, development, peace and prosperity of the country as well as elimination of terrorism. Security has put on high alert as policemen will stand guard at important places, Eidgahs and mosques.