As the country celebrates Eidul Azha amid declining coronavirus cases on Saturday, Pakistani leaders took to Twitter to wish the nation on the occasion and to remind them to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and to take care of people around them, especially those who were less well-off.
While wishing the nation “Eid Mubarak”, President Arif Alvi prayed for the well-being of the people and the country.
“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 his message to the nation, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the day was a reminder to reiterate resolve for facing all problems with strong determination and without evading greater sacrifices in its way.
He added that the country was passing through a critical phase due to coronavirus pandemic which had emerged as a great challenge to humanity. He appealed to the nation to observe all SOPs while sacrificing animals and take special care for the needy and poor on the occasion.
PML-N chief and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif tweeted: “Eidul Azha Mubarak to you and your family!”
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi wished everyone a “peaceful Eid”, adding that people must “exercise [their] collective responsibility to ensure a safe & healthy Eid, continuing to flatten Pakistan’s Covid-19 curve”.
Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar also took to Twitter to wish the nation on the occasion. “May Allah grant you all the opportunity to celebrate a happiness-filled Eid,” he said.
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