PESHAWAR/KARACHI - Eidul Azha was celebrated yesterday in most of the areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), including North and South Waziristan agencies.

Eid prayer congregations in Bannu Jamia Masjid were attended by a large number of citizens, including internally displaced persons (IDPs). Special prayers were also offered for the security and progress of the country.

Following the Eid prayers, the faithful sacrificed animals and distributed meat among relatives and neighbours as well as deserving and poor people.

Meanwhile, like elsewhere in the country, Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat also celebrated Eidul Azha with traditional religious reverence and fervor in Karachi.

The members of Bohra Jamaat offered Eid prayers in various areas of the city and sacrificed animals.

The biggest Eid prayer congregation of Bohra Jamaat was held at Tahiri mosque in Saddar while Eid prayers were also offered at Adam Masjid near City Court, Soldier Bazaar, Hyderi Chowk, Shabbirabad and many other places.

Special prayers for peace, progress and prosperity of the country were offered at Eid prayer congregations. After offering the Eid prayers, the members of Bohra Jamaat sacrificed animals, following the sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be on him).

On the occasion, the Bohra Jamaat members themselves made security arrangements.

The rest of the cities of Pakistan are celebrating Eid on Friday (today). The government has announced four official holidays for the festival from Thursday to Monday. The Muslims residing in Saudi Arabia, England and the US also celebrated Eidul Azha yesterday.