Multan/SIALKOT/ KAMONKE/BAHAWALNAGAR/MANDI BAHAUDDIN/AHMEDPUR EAST/NOORPUR THAL/ELLAH ABAD/KHANEWAL/TOBA TEK SINGH/ MINCHINABAD/SHEIKHUPURA/HAFIZABAD - Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW), the 12th of Rabiul Awwal, the birthday of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) was celebrated with religious fervour, zeal and enthusiasm across the province in befitting and peaceful manner.

In Multan, reciting Darood-o-Salaam, the citizens turned the roads, streets, bazaars and buildings green on Friday to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) with religious fervour and enthusiasm.

Holding green flags, the faithful brought out processions in Multan, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Vehari, Layyah, Mailsi, Lodhran, Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur areas and marched on the roads. Attire in Arabic dresses, the children and youths rode camels to represent Arabic culture and paid homage to the Holy Prophet (SAWW).

The event past peacefully as strict security arrangements were made by the law enforcing agencies in Multan and adjoining areas. Mobile phone service remained suspended in Multan throughout the day.

Almost all city markets, roads and streets were decorated with green buntings and illuminated in the night. The citizens installed replicas of Bait Ullah, Masjid-e-Nabvi and Shrine of the Holy Prophet. Dozens of na’at congregations were arranged by the citizens and different religious as well as social organizations across the district, which were attended by a large number of citizens.

The historical Eid Milad procession was brought out by Anjuman-e-Islamiya Multan that ended at Hussain Agahi Chowk after taking a round of different parts of the city. Similarly, other Ahle Sunnat outfits also took out processions from different areas of Multan.

Heavy police contingents were deployed in entire city to avert any untoward incident.

In SIALKOT, Jashan-e-Eid Milladun Nabi (PBHU) was celebrated with religious fervour and traditional zeal and enthusiasm in the district’s all the four Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils.

Jamaat Ahle Sunnat Punjab Chief Organizer Allama Qari Khalid Mehmood led the main Milladun Nabi (PBUH) procession that was taken out from Markazi Jamia Masjid Noor in Daska.

All bazaars, markets, shopping centres, streets and city roads were illuminated and decorated with flags and buntings. The replicas of the Khana Ka’aba and Masjid-e-Nabvi were put on display at main Chowks.

Almost all the religious organizations organized the Mihaafil-e- Darood-o-Salaam and Naat in all the mosques.

In KAMONKE, the birthday of the Last Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) was celebrated with great zeal and spirit here.

All City areas were decorated with lights, candles, flowers, colourful banners and buntings. The day dawned with special prayers for the peace and prosperity of Muslim Ummah and the country. People from all walks of life joined the celebrating processions in different areas like, main market, Tippu Bazaar, Faiz-e-Madina Road and Line Par which later converged into the main procession that started from Ghousia Chowk and culminated at Ghala Mandi Mosque.

In ELLAH ABAD, Eid Miladun Nabi was celebrated with religious zeal. All bazaars, markets and public places were decorated and illuminated to mark the occasion. The main Miladun Nabi march was started from Minar Wali Masjid and ended at Ellah Abad Chowk. A large number of people participated in the procession and showed their love and respect for the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

In BAHAWALNAGAR, Eid Miladun Nabi was celebrated in Bahawalnagar with religious fervour and enthusiasm. However, the government agencies remained indifferent to facilitate the participants of the processions and poor security arrangement were witnessed across the district.

According to details, the participants of dozens of processions marched through the main roads to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi. Streets, bazaars and buildings were decorated with banners, flags and illuminated in sophisticated manner. A great deal of charity meals were arranged on the routes of the processions. On the other hand, poor security and sanitation arrangements were witnessed, exposing the government functionaries indifferent towards the celebration of the auspicious occasion.

In MANDI BAHAUDDIN, Eid Miladun was celebrated with religious zeal and fervour across the district like other parts of the country. A number of rallies and processions were taken out by various organizations including Jamaat Ahle Sunnat and school-going children. Rallies were also held in main villages. Education institutions including Rangers Public School and Punjab Colleges organised Naat competitions and awarded prizes to students winning top positions. DCO Tariq Ch and DPO Ameer Taimur participated in the main rally that started from TMA office and marched on Thana Road. Religious leaders highlighted the teachings of the Prophet and urged the participants to follow them in letter and spirit.

In AHMEDPUR EAST, Jashn-e-Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) was celebrated with religious fervour and reverence in the subdivision.

The day begun with special prayers for peace, unity and brotherhood amongst Muslim Ummah. Milad processions were taken out in Ahmedpur East, Uch Sharif, Mubarakpur, Chanigoth, Dera Nawab Sahib and Kotla Musa Khan. Main Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) procession was taken out from Chowk Munir Shaheed under the auspices of Milad Mustafa Committee. It was led by Mufti Mohsin Faizi, Syed Salahuddin Ahmed Jeelani and Maulana Abdul Aziz Faizi. It took a round of the city by marching through Dera Nawab Road, Chabutra bazaar, Macchli bazaar, Circular Road and culminated at Chowk Munir Shaheed.

In VEHARI, the 12th of Rabiul Awwal was celebrated with great enthusiasm here across the district. A large number of processions were taken out including a procession comprised of motorbikes, cars, rickshaws, bicycles and tractor-trolleys. Thousands of people participated in the processions. The route of the main procession was Karkhana Bazaar to Ghala Mandi and later reached Club Road.

In TOBA TEK SINGH, Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) was celebrated here with great religious fervour all over the district. The district administration had adopted strict security measures while hundreds of houses, buildings streets and shops were decorated with colourful lights and buntings. Around 500 Eid Miladun Nabi processions were taken out from different parts of the district. The main Miladun Nabi procession started from Jamia Masjid Akbari which passed through different roads and bazaars and ended at Saddr Bazaar Chowk where other small processions from different villages and localities joined it.

In NOORPUR THAL, like other parts of the country, Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) was also celebrated by the faithful in Thal with religious zeal and devotion. The ceremonies of Darood and Salam were organised across the tehsil. Jamaat Ahle Sunnah Tehsil Chief organizer Allama Sher Muhammad Sialvi led the main procession, which was taken out from Markazi Jamia Masjid Ghousia.

In KHANEWAL, Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) was celebrated with religious zeal and fervour across the district. All important buildings, roundabouts, main roads and streets were illuminated with colourful lights on the occasion. Main Miladun Nabi procession was taken out from Milad Chowk which was attended by a large number of people. They were holding green flags, banners and placards. Special prayers were offered in mosques for peace, prosperity and unity of Ummah.

In MINCHINABAD, Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) was celebrated across the tehsil with great religious zeal and enthusiasm. Special functions including recitation of the Holy Quran, Mehfil-e-Naat and special prayers were arranged to mark the auspicious day. Religious, political and social organisations set up camps in different areas of the city to welcome the participants of the main Milad procession under tight security.

In SHEIKHUPURA, Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) was celebrated with traditional religious reverence and fervour in the district. Almost all mosques, roads, streets, bazaars, private and public building including schools and colleges were decorated with colourful bunting and lights. The day was dawn with special prayer for the country’s integrity, prosperity and end to terrorism. Special sermons were delivered in mosques stressing upon Muslims Ummah to incorporate within themselves the qualities of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Special Milad processions comprised of exquisitely decorated vehicles including tractor-trolleys, wagons, cars and motorcycles were taken out in all other towns of the district.

In HAFIZABAD, Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) was celebrated in Hafizabad, Pindi Bhattian, Sukheke Mandi, Jalalpur Bhattian, Kaleke Mandi and Rasulpur Tarar amid tight security, with unprecedented reverence and religious fervour. Over a dozen rallies were taken out from different Masajid and the believers reciting Darood-o-Salam and Kalma-e-Tayyba paraded different thoroughfares.