Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister has extended heartiest felicitations to the nation on the blessed and joyous eve of Eid ul Azha.

According to press statement issued today, “I pray that may Allah Almighty protect all our Countrymen and bless them with the bounties of this world and hereafter. The day rejuvenates the dignified sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Ibrahim (Peace Be Upon Him) who had set an eternal example of obedience and submission to Allah Almighty by offering the sacrifice of his beloved son Hazrat Ismael (Peace Be Upon Him). Allah Almighty afterwards made this sacrifice a mandatory act for the affluent Muslims, who follow this practice in pursuance of Allah’s commandment. We also need to set practical examples of sacrifice in our lives because this spirit helps resolve the issues effectively.” 

President applauded the sacrifices of Pakistan armed forces in war against terrorism. Mamnoon said that “we should not forget our jawans, brothers and sisters on Eid who sacrificed their lives for the sake of country. I pray to Allah Almighty to keep us in His protection, bless Pakistan with peace and prosperity and make the true essence of Eid ul Azha the part of our lives. Aameen”.

According to press statement issued PM Nawaz Sharif said, “Eid ul Azha is a day of remembrance of the obedience of Hazrat Ibrahim (Peace Be Upon Him) and the reverence of Hazrat Ismael (Peace be upon him), when these two honoured personalities set an extraordinary example of sacrifice and selflessness. Islam regarded this act of submission to Allah Almighty, which we term as Sunnah-e-Ibrahimi, an obligatory practice for the affluent Muslims.”

PM praised the sacrifices rendered by people and said that “we need to rise above our personal, sectarian and party interests to get rid of extremist approaches and should work on converging our spirits of sacrifice towards the unity of nation and the Muslim Community world over.. If we devote our intent of sacrifice on the real objectives, then this would promote mutual harmony, brotherhood, tolerance and equilibrium in our beloved country.”

“We have been grateful to Allah Almighty who have blessed us with this auspicious eve for yet another time. I pray that may these happy moments come over and over again in your lives.