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Pakistan marks Eid-ul-Adha 2020 with coronavirus safety measures


Pakistan on Saturday marked Eid-ul-Adha 2020 with religious zeal and fervor. Keeping in view the pandemic, masses offered the Eid prayers in accordance with the government’s prescribed safety measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

In their sermons today, religious scholars highlighted the importance of following the Sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (AS).

With coronavirus affecting the country’s economy, President Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have urged to help the poor and needy in these times of distress.

Here are a few photos from this year’s Eid celebration: 

Muslim devotees offer prayers during the Eid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, at the Badshahi mosque in Lahore on August 1, 2020. — AFp/Arif Ali 
Muslim devotees offer prayers during the Eid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, in Karachi on August 1, 2020. — AFP /Rizwan Tabassum.
Muslim devotees offer prayers during the Eid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, in Karachi on August 1, 2020. — AFP /Rizwan Tabassum
Children hold balloons after offering prayers with their father (C) during theEid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, in Karachi on August 1, 2020. — AFP/Rizwan Tabassum.
Muslim devotees offer prayers during the Eid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, at the Badshahi mosque in Lahore on August 1, 2020. — AFP/Arif Ali 
Muslim devotees embrace each other after offering prayers during the Eid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, at the Badshahi mosque in Lahore on August 1, 2020. — AFP/Arif Ali 
Muslim devotees offer prayers for Eid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, at a mosque in Rawalpindi on August 1, 2020. — AFP/Farooq Naeem
Muslim devotees offer prayers during the Eid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, at the Badshahi mosque in Lahore on August 1, 2020. — AFP/Arif Ali  
Young Muslim devotees take selfies after offering prayers during the Eid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, at the Badshahi mosque in Lahore on August 1, 2020. — AFP/Arif Ali
Muslim devotees offer prayers for theEid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, on a ground in Quetta on August 1, 2020. — AFP /Banaras Khan
A security personnel (L) stands guard as people search Muslim devotees before entering a mosque to offer prayers for the Eid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, in Quetta on August 1, 2020. — AFP/Banaras Khan

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