Pakistanis in the UAE have observed the Eid Al Fitr on a sombre note as the nation was coming to grips with a deadly plane crash in Karachi in which 97 people died and the pandemic of COVID-19 which so far has killed over 1,000 people across Pakistan.
The sterilisation drive in Sharjah has already clocked 330,000 hours and the mission is far from over. The campaign is still ongoing. In fact, Sharjah City Municipality has further intensified the preventive measures against Covid-19 during Eid Al Fitr holidays.
The Abu Dhabi Police have warned of the dangers of fireworks during the Eid Al Fitr celebrations and have urged parents to tighten control over their children who tend to buy them in a bid to help them avoid tragic accidents. They stressed that the law punishes whoever trades in, import, export, manufactures, brings in or attempts to bring in fireworks with a jail term of up to six months or a fine of no more than Dhs10,000 or both. It is considered an aggravating circumstance to bring in or manufacture fireworks for trading purposes, they added.
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, while congratulating the nation on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr, urged them to keep adhering to precautionary measures as the whole world is being ravaged by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander in Chief of Sharjah Police, expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation for the Sharjah Ruler’s humanitarian gesture to pardon the inmates, which stems from His Highness’ keenness to bring happiness to their families.
The Taliban order, which was soon followed by an announcement via Twitter from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announcing the government "extends the offer of peace," comes just days after US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in Kabul and Doha.
The festival, one of the most important in the Muslim calendar marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is traditionally celebrated with mosque prayers, family feasts and shopping for new clothes, gifts and sweet treats.
"Ramadan's Taraweeh (evening) prayer can be performed at home if it cannot be performed at mosques due to the preventive measures taken to fight the spread of coronavirus," he said in response to a question, adding that the same applies for Eid prayers, according to the paper.