Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated with religious fervor and renewed commitment to offer every sacrifice for the cause of the religion and progress and prosperity of the country.

Big Eid congregations were held throughout the country this morning where people in large number offered Eid prayers. 

Speaking in Radio Pakistan's program,  religious scholar Dr Professor Zia ul Haq said: "The nation celebrated Eid-ul Azha today. The Mina incident is very unfortunate and the deaths of Haj pilgrims is a loss for whole Ummah. We need to find out the true spirit behind the slaughtering of animals on Eid. This event provides a chance to poor people to fulfill their needs by getting meat, which is not possible for them in routine days. The Eid-ul-Azha cultivates the spirit to share happiness with others and also show our commitment with the religion."

Religious Scholar Mufti Muneeb Ur Rehman said: "The donation of sacrificial animal's skin to anyone is a sensitive matter in contemporary situation of our country. Unfortunately, we are doing everything with the consultation of many people but in the case of religion no one even ask a question to religious scholars. We need to do sacrifice on Eid-ul-Azha according to Shariah, which can be learned through religious scholars. "  

Expert, International Affairs Dr. Manzoor Khan Afridi said: "Our nation is stand united with our armed forces, who are engaged in operation against militants. The civil and military leadership is on same page against the terrorism. The situation is now under control and the law and order situation of the country has been improving day by day and soon we will overcome this menace of terrorism. Pakistan has faced huge losses in global war against terrorism and also paying notable sacrifices to protect the world. The international community has also recognized this and lauds the efforts of Pakistan in this regard."

Defence analyst Major General (R) Jamshed Ayaz said: "Today, Army Chief has visited front line on border areas, which enhanced the morale of army soldiers. This type of visit is very helpful to boost up the morale of the soldiers, who are deployed on front line. The Pakistan Army is custodian of the country and it is the sacrifice of its soldier that we are safely living in our homes. The whole nation is supporting Pakistan army against the terrorism."


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