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Quetta, Pakistan: A Sunni Muslim girl takes part in a rally during celebrations marking Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of prophet Muhammad  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
Quetta, Pakistan: A Sunni Muslim girl takes part in a rally during celebrations marking Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of prophet Muhammad Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi Saturday

WT24 Desk

The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), will be observed in the country on Saturday with due religious solemnity, Agencies report.

On this day in 570, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Muhammad was born in Makkah of Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind. He also passed away on the same day.

The day is a public holiday.

Various religious, socio-cultural and political organisations, including Islamic Foundation, have chalked out elaborate programmes, including discussions and milad mahfil, on the occasion.

Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private TV channels will air special programmes while newspapers publish special articles highlighting significance of the day.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia have issued separate messages greeting the country’s people and Muslims across the world.

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