ISLAMABAD (Online) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has felicitated the countrymen and all Muslim on the joyous eve of Eidul Azha.

“Eid ul Azha is a day of remembrance of the obedience of Hazrat Ibrahim (PBUH) and the reverence of Hazrat Ismael (PBUH), when these two honoured personalities set an extraordinary example of sacrifice and selflessness. Islam regarded this act of submission to Allah Almighty, which we term as Sunnah-e-Ibrahimi, an obligatory practice for the affluent Muslims,” according to a press statement issued on Thursday.

The PM praised the sacrifices rendered by people. “We need to rise above our personal, sectarian and party interests to get rid of extremist approaches and should work on converging our spirits of sacrifice towards the unity of nation and the Muslim Community world over.

“If we devote our intent of sacrifice on the real objectives, then this would promote mutual harmony, brotherhood, tolerance and equilibrium in our beloved country.

“We have been grateful to Allah Almighty who have blessed us with this auspicious eve for yet another time. I pray that may these happy moments come over and over again in your lives.”