HAFIZABAD

Elaborate preparations are afoot to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) with unprecedented religious fervour across the district. The city is being given a bridal look and all streets and bazaar as well as business centres are being decorated with multi-colour flags and buntings. Beautiful arches are being erected at different chowks and images of Khana Ka’aba and Masjid-Nabvi are being erected by different religious organisations.

The district administration and police have finalised foolproof security arrangements to avert any unpleasant incident on the auspicious occasion.

In this connection, DCO Muhammad Usman held a meeting which was attended among others by members of the peace committee and heads of different departments to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the district.

Addressing the meeting, the DCO highlighted significance of 12th of Rabiul Awal when the last prophet of Allah Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) arrived in the world. He said that Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) spread the message of Allah and proved to be Great Benefactor of humanity. He said that Islam teaches love, affection, brotherhood, tolerance and forbearance. It is, therefore, imperative for us to forge greater unity for the glorification of Islam and elimination of the menace of extremism and terrorism from the country. He assured the organisers of different religious processions that there would be no need of getting prior permission from the administration for holding religious congregations and processions. He, however, directed the organisers to show responsibility in the use of loudspeakers and desist from any hate speech.

He also ordered the TMA and Traffic police to remove all encroachments and improve cleanliness in the city particularly on the routes of different processions.

On the other hand, a large number of vendors have set up special stalls on roadside to sell decorative materials including flexes, colourful lights, flags, caps and images of Khana Ka’aba in the city.

Meanwhile, Christians have also started preparations to celebrate Christmas in the city in traditional manner.