Hundreds give Eid prayer a miss due to Mamnoon’s security

02:59 PM | 18 Jul, 2015
Hundreds give Eid prayer a miss due to Mamnoon’s security
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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Hundreds of people could not join Eid prayer due to high security protocol for President Mamnoon Hussain at Faisal Mosque today (Saturday).

According to a private TV channel, a large number of people including parliamentarians, ministers and diplomats of different countries also offered Eid prayers at the Faisal Mosque.

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Reportedly, several people gathered outside the mosque to lodge their protest as they were barred from entering the premises due to VIP security.

Pakistani Muslims offer Jummat-ul-Vida, last Friday,prayers during the holy month of Ramadan at the grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on August 26, 2011. Muslim devotees took part in the last Friday prayers ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, which is dependent on the sighting of the moon. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

After Eid prayer, President Mamnoon congratulated entire nation on this blessed day of Eid.

“I pray to Almighty Allah to enable us to follow the true teachings of Islam and turn our dear country into a cradle of peace and development, cleanse Pakistan's territory from all kinds of extremism and bless us with His bounties and benevolence.”

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The president said sharing Eid happiness with others is reflective of the fact that we are an organised Ummah, caring for each other.

He said it should be our endeavour that foundations of the country should firmly remain on democratic process.

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Mamnoon Hussain said a corruption free and just society can be established if our institutions play their due role.

President Mamnoon Hussain said that with the effective role of country’s institutions, a true democratic society based on justice, equity and equality can be established in Pakistan.

“If our institutions play their effective role, a democratic society based on justice, equity and equality can be established in the country, in which there will be no corruption, loot and plunder, nepotism and bribery, rather every person will be judged on the basis of equality and to be provided with job opportunities on merit”, he said in his Eid message.

“It should be our effort,” he said, “that the core of our dear country remains attached with the democratic process.”

While extending heartiest felicitations to the whole nation on the auspicious occasion of Eid, he also prayed to Almighty Allah to bless Pakistan and Pakistani nation with His bounties.

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President Mamnoon also said that while celebrating this day, we should also keep in view the discipline and objectivity, because the true Eid gives happiness to others as well.