The Nation celebrates Eid-ul-Azha today (Sunday) with religious fervour to commemorate the great sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS).
The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for well-being of the Ummah and progress, prosperity and security of the country.
Eid prayer congregations were held at mosques, Eidgahs and open places in all cities, towns and villages.
Ulema, in their sermons of Eid, highlighted the significance of the philosophy of great sacrifice offered by Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS).
Muslims are offering sacrifice of animals to follow Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).
Federal and Provincial government have chalked out elaborate security arrangement across the country to ward-off untoward incidents.
Civic authorities of different cities and towns have also made special arrangements for disposal of offal and other solid waste during three days of Eid.
Radio Pakistan, PTV and private TV channels are airing special programs in connection with Eid-ul-Azha while newspapers have published special supplements highlighting the importance of the sacrifice.