Because the nation celebrates Eidul Azha amid declining coronavirus instances on Saturday, Pakistani leaders took to Twitter to want the nation on the event and to remind them to comply with commonplace working procedures (SOPs) and to maintain individuals round them, particularly those that have been much less well-off.
New coronavirus instances in Pakistan have continued to say no up to now weeks — a growth the federal government of Prime Minister Imran Khan dubbed as the results of its “successful” anti-Covid-19 technique.
Nonetheless, specialists have warned towards declaring an early victory with many fearing one other spike in instances after Eidul Azha, just like what occurred in June within the aftermath of Eidul Fitr.
Persons are seen providing Eidul Azha prayers, with out observing precautionary measures, in Karachi on August 1, 2020. — AFP
Regardless of repeated warnings and requests to comply with commonplace working procedures set by authorities to keep away from a second spike in instances, giant gatherings, with little to no social distancing measures, have been seen throughout the nation.
Some mosques, like Lahore’s Badshahi Mosque that sees enormous gatherings, put in santiser gates for worshippers.
Folks stroll by a sanitiser tunnel whereas getting into the historic Badshahi Mosque to supply Eidul Azha prayers, in Lahore on August 1, 2020. — AP
In his message to the nation, Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned that the day was a reminder to reiterate resolve for dealing with all issues with sturdy willpower and with out evading larger sacrifices in its method.
He added that the nation was passing by a vital section as a result of coronavirus pandemic, which he mentioned had emerged as an excellent problem to humanity. He appealed to the nation to look at all SOPs whereas sacrificing animals and to take particular care of the needy and poor on the event.
Whereas wishing the nation “Eid Mubarak”, President Arif Alvi prayed for the well-being of the individuals and the nation.
“I pray that you remain happy and far from worries, illnesses and difficulties … May Allah make my country a centre of progress, prosperity and peace,” he tweeted.
In the meantime, Military Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited troops deployed within the Khuiratta Sector alongside the Line of Management.
“Eidul Azha epitomises the essence of unconditional sacrifice. No one understands this spirit of sacrifice better than a soldier,” Gen Bajwa was quoted as saying by the ISPR director normal’s official Twitter account.
PML-N chief and Chief of the Opposition within the Nationwide Meeting Shehbaz Sharif tweeted: “Eidul Azha Mubarak to you and your family!”
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi wished everybody a “peaceful Eid”, including that folks should “exercise [their] collective responsibility to ensure a safe & healthy Eid, continuing to flatten Pakistan’s Covid-19 curve”.
Federal Minister for Planning and Growth Asad Umar additionally took to Twitter to want the nation on the event. “May Allah grant you all the opportunity to celebrate a happiness-filled Eid,” he mentioned.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar wished “all Muslims a very happy and safe Eidul Azha”.
“Lets celebrate following SOPs for our protection from Covid-19,” he added.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail attending Eid prayers. — DawnNewsTV
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail mentioned that “sacrifices of our Kashmiri brothers and sisters should be remembered” on the event, including that “we also have to take care of the needy”.
In the meantime, PPP Senator Sherry Rehman suggested individuals to have a good time Eid with simplicity. “Help those who are in difficulty. Keep your mind, house and neighbourhoods clean. Don’t forget to be careful. Take care of yourself and your family by staying at home,” she mentioned.