LAKKI MARWAT - Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) was celebrated in Lakki Marwat with religious fervour under tight security measures the other day.

In Lakki city, Anjaman Ghulaam-e-Mustafa took out a procession from Ghosia Mosque in Bamozai locality. Anjaman’s President Haji Abdul Rauf Sulami led the procession, which passed through its traditional route and reached Madni Masjid in Mohallah Sher Khankhel. 

The route was cleaned and Mela Mandi and Minakhel bazaars were decorated with colourful buntings to celebrate the birthday of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) with zeal. The Naat tellers also accompanied the procession.

Local police had closed all the roads and thoroughfares leading to the route of Milad procession by erecting razor wires.

Religious scholars and prominent clerics highlighted the significance of the day and called upon the people to act upon the teaching of Holy Prophet. They said that we could succeed in life and hereafter by following the Sunnah of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). Separate processions also appeared in Tajori Town addressed by local religious leaders.

Meanwhile, a local civic organisation has expressed concern over putting the gas connections of mosques in commercial category and demanded of the government and other higher authorities concerned to withdraw the decision forthwith.

At a meeting of Islahi Falahi Committee of Mohallah Haqdad Abad chaired by its chairman Jamil Ahmad Khan on Saturday, the participants flayed the authorities of SNGPL for what they said that to get gas connection facility for mosques had been put in commercial category. They said that the authorities had no justification to take such a decision as mosques were worship places and should be exempted from gas and other utility bills.

They said that commercial type gas connection charges were higher than domestic type, so the SNGPL high ups should review and withdraw the decision without any delay.

Meanwhile, Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) was celebrated on Friday with religious fervour throughout the district Mardan. Different processions were taken out to mark the birthday of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).

A big procession started from Par Hoti Bridge that ended at Kuatchery Chowk. The faithful were reciting naats and darud to express love and reverence for the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Several programmes were arranged in the mosques. The government and private buildings and mosques were also illuminated on the occasion.