PESHAWAR: Eid Miladun Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) was observed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, tribal districts and rest of the country with religious zeal and fervour on Wednesday.

The day dawned with 31-gun salute in Islamabad and 21-gun salutes at all provincial capitals. Special prayers were offered at the mosques for the unity of Muslim Ummah and progress and prosperity of the country.

Functions and gatherings were organised in all parts of the country in connection with the day. Processions in connection with Eid Miladun Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) were also held in most parts of the country.

President Arif Alvi said in his message on the occasion that preference should be given to collective national and religious interests and bringing positive change in deeds and actions to transform the country in accordance with the state of Madina.

Addressing the two-day international Rehmatul-il-Alameen Conference at Islamabad’s Jinnah Convention Centre, President Alvi shared teachings of the Prophet and how people could learn from them. He said the holy Prophet was a great role model for mankind in every aspect of life and that “we should follow the golden teachings of the Prophet in their true spirit”.

Prime Minister Imran Khan in his message asked the nation to promote unity, tolerance, brotherhood and interfaith harmony. He urged the nation to follow the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in true spirit whilst rising above any petty interests.