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LAHORE: Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW) will be celebrated with traditional religious zeal and fervour across the country on Friday (today).

The day will dawn with 31-gun salute at the federal capital and 21-gun salute at all the provincial capitals. After Fajr prayers, special prayers will be offered in the mosques for the unity of Muslim Ummah and the country’s progress and prosperity.

Seerat conferences, special events and Mehfil-e-Milad are being arranged to pay respect to the last messenger whose life and teachings are beacon of light for the whole mankind.

As a part of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) celebration, an International Rehmatul-lil-Alameen (PBUH) Conference will be held in Islamabad on Friday the auspices of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony. The opening session of the conference will be chaired by President Dr Arif Alvi while Prime Minister Imran Khan will preside over the concluding session.

Prominent Ulema and Mashaikh, scholars and foreign delegates will participate in the conference and threw light on various aspects of the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).

Similar conferences are also planned at provincial headquarters.

As part of the Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW) celebration, the government has decided to observe Ishq-e-Rasool (SAAW) Week from Saturday.

TV and radio channels will broadcast special programmes in connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW) while newspapers will bring out special supplements.

Public and private buildings as well as roads and markets have been illuminated. The faithful will distribute food among the people while rallies will also be held across the country.

While addressing the Seerat-un-Nabi (SAWW) Conference, here on Thursday, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the center of love and devotion for the Muslims. The Muslim Ummah has been offering Durood-e-Salam to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) at every moment for centuries to express gratitude for this great blessing of Allah Almighty and this process will continue forever, he added. He said the UN should enact strict legislation to stop the publication of blasphemous images.

Talking to media, the governor said: “India is conspiring against peace in Balochistan and other provinces of the country; India is the enemy of Pakistan and all political and religious parties should unite against it on every forum.” He said the opposition may hold protests and rallies, but they should not engage in politics and rhetoric on national security issues.

Answering a question, he said the opposition does not want to solve national issues; it only wants to overthrow the government, but the government will not go anywhere until 2023.

He said that 220 million Pakistanis are proud of the armed forces of Pakistan who are eradicating terrorism from the country and also ensuring the defense of the country's borders. Today, there is a need for all political and religious parties to stand with the security forces for security and complete elimination of terrorism.

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