KARACHI: The preparations to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) are in full swing as mosques, homes, plazas, roads and all kinds of buildings have been decorated with green flags, colourful buntings, banners and fancy lights.
People of all ages particularly youth and children are busy day and night in decorating their areas to celebrate the birth anniversary of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) with full zeal and fervour.
Sources said that thousands of big and small processions would appear in different localities all across the country on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal. The peaceful processions would start appearing early morning from different areas till Magrib.
It will be a public holiday on Tuesday and all government and semi-government offices, bazaars and shopping malls will remain closed on the day, while the government of Sindh has announced holiday on Monday also.
Sweets will be distributed in all schools, colleges, orphanages, widow and destitute homes, disabled and handicapped person homes and among prisoners.
The newspapers and magazines will bring out special issues while the electronic media will air special programs highlighting the sanctity and significance of the day.
The police and other law enforcing agencies have also chalked out security plan to control law and order situation during processions of Eid Milad-un-Nabi.
Apart from Eid Milad-un Nabi processions on 12th Rabi-ul- Awwal, Milad committees in different areas are also busy holding Mahafil-e-Naat. Special programmes are being prepared for paying tributes to highlight different aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). Different religious, social, cultural and educational institutions and organisations have also finalised their programmes to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi with religious fervour.
Models of Khana-e-Kaaba and Masjid-e-Nabvi exhibited on major squares of the city to grab the attention of the people.