Pakistan

PM urges nation to remember flood victims while celebrating Eid

  • Says he is cognizant that Pakistan is facing price hike which was triggered by external issues
Published June 29, 2023 Updated June 30, 2023

On the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif urged the public to take special care and remember those who became homeless due to devastating floods last year.

In his Eid message on Thursday, he cited said “I am cognizant that Pakistan is facing price hike which was triggered by the external issues in the shape of inflation and recession”.

The prime minister further felicitated the Pakistani nation and the Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of Hajj and Eid-ul-Azha and he prayed for the acceptance of all the religious rituals and sacrifices.

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In a tweet, he wrote “on this holy day, Hazrat Ibrahim (PBUH) and Hazrat Ismail (PBUH) presented an eternal example of sacrifice while expressing submission to Allah.”

“Allah liked this act so much that He made it obligatory for the Ummah of Muhammad (PBUH) until the day of judgment,” he said. “Remember! Sacrifice is not a ritual, but a universal sentiment.”

Sacrifice is not just slaughtering an animal, instead, its purpose is to sacrifice one’s life in the way of Allah to achieve higher goals, the PM said.

“It is a fact that no nation in the world can progress unless it has the spirit of self-sacrifice and sacrifice,” he said.

“On this auspicious occasion, I offer my sincere congratulations to the people of Pakistan and all the Muslims of the whole world and I pray to Allah to shower His blessings on Pakistan and to reward all of us with His righteous deeds. Please accept it. Amen.”

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On the occasion, the prime minister also prayed for the peace and prosperity of the Muslim world and for the alleviation of the sufferings of Muslims across the world, particularly the oppressed brothers and sisters in India’s Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine.

The prime minister observed that peace, tolerance, brotherhood, and obedience to the commands of Allah Almighty were the messages conveyed through sacrifices and performance of Hajj.

Meeting such requirements through practical attainment coupled with pondering over the significance of the occasion and purpose behind it, would fulfill the real objectives of Eid-ul-Azha, he added.

The prime minister also underlined the need of distributing the sacrificial meat among the deserving people so that those could also share the happiness of the joyous occasion.

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“The incumbent government is utilising all its resources to provide relief to the public,” the PM office said on Wednesday. “We have provided maximum relief to the salaried class, pensioners and labourers in budget for fiscal year 2023-24.”

Acting President and Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani said on the occasion that “it is our social and religious obligation to share joy of Eid-ul-Azha with deprived sections of the society”.

In his message, he said everyone should work for the progress and prosperity of the country. He paid rich tribute to those security personnel who sacrificed their lives for the protection of the country.

Nation celebrates Eid-ul-Azha

Pakistan is celebrating Eid-ul-Azha today (Thursday) 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 Ummah and progress, prosperity and security of the country.

Eid prayers’ congregations are being held at mosques, Eidgahs and open places in all cities, towns and villages.

Ulema, in their Eid sermons, highlighted the significance of the philosophy of great sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS).

People will offer sacrifice of animals to follow the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).

Civic authorities have made special arrangements for disposal of offals and other solid waste during the Eid days.

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Tulukan Mairandi Jun 29, 2023 02:07pm
Remember what? That his government did nothing for them, squandered all the aid, and that we will likely be flood victims this year when a greater torrent will definitely hit us?
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Johnny Walker Jun 29, 2023 02:23pm
“It is a fact that no nation in the world can progress unless it has the spirit of self-sacrifice and sacrifice,” he said. Mr. PM please set an example and sacrifice Dar and yourself to save the nation.
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Pakistani1 Jun 29, 2023 06:50pm
Mr. PM you make statements but take no action. If you are serious, release the funds for the flood victims and make sure that these funds go to improve the life of flood victims and not the life of politicians, bureaucrats and other cronies.
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Shahid Khan Jun 30, 2023 09:46am
Dear PM, Tell us what you did for them?
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Asim Ali Jun 30, 2023 03:59pm
Dear PM, What have you done for the poor and the common man - you promised selling your clothes to feed the poor - now the aid that has been provided from overseas has been squandered with. Why you play this two face politics, what’s wrong with your thinking process - why squander and deprive the poor so much yet you and your bandits are on a foreign trip spree spending billions of borrowed money.
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