Archive for November 18th, 2010
LAHORE: Millions of people prayed for peace, security and prosperity of Pakistan during huge Eid congregations across the country today (Wednesday).
In Lahore, the main congregations were held in Badshahi Mosque and Data Darbar Mosque. Punjab Chief minister Shahbaz Sharif offered Eid prayers in Gari Khair Muhammad in Rahim Yar Khan.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi offered prayers in Baha-ud-din Zakria University in Multan.
Thousands of people attended Eid congregation in Quetta and prayed for the solidarity of the country.
In Karachi, the main congregation was held at Bagh-e-Jinnah, which was also attended by Sindh Governor Ishrat ul Ibad.
Violence on Eid
Two people were killed and six injured in violence over the collection of animal hides in the Lyari area of Karachi. The incident took place during Eid prayer at Niazi Chowk, when unidentified men opened fire during the dispute, killing two people and injuring six, including three children.
Lyari Superintendent of Police Rana Pervez has said gangster Badshah Khan’s men were involved in the incident.
In Balochistan, 25 people were shot and injured during a clash in Khuzdar. Officials say the clash erupted between two groups over who will lead Eid prayer. So far twelve people have been arrested in connection with the clash.