LAHORE: Security is tight across Pakistan as throngs of people come together to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, one of the largest religious festivals of the year. Due to the security situation in the country, measures to cope with a possible emergency during the holiday are said to be in place.

Major hospitals are remaining fully staffed in case of an incident. Police and law enforcement personnel have also had their leave cancelled - they were posted in the mosques and markets where millions of people are gathering for prayers and last-minute shopping.

A local resident said, "The security arrangements were adequate. Security personnel and law enforcing agencies were posted all around the mosque, and gave very good protection to the worshippers. We are satisfied with the security arrangements."

Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the one-month fasting period of Ramazan, which is one of the five pillars of Islamic teaching.