Pakistan’s representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram , congratulated Muslims around the world on Eid al-Adha, stressing that this event reminds people around the world of the spirit of sacrifice and helping those in need.
“May this Eid bring peace and prosperity to our brothers and sisters living in the territories of Jammu and Kashmir illegally occupied by India. They will not be able to celebrate it because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the enormous suffering under the occupation by India, ”he said in his message.
Eid prayers were held throughout Pakistan. Social distancing is observed in mosques in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
Special prayers were raised for the urgent need for Muslim unity and peace throughout the world, as well as for interfaith harmony.
Brooklyn, USA, home to a large Pakistani community, also offered prayers for Pakistan’s welfare and progress. The UN envoy noted that this is especially important when Pakistan faces many challenges:
“Recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic requires global solidarity, a spirit of sharing and caring – values that are central to every Muslim. On this holiday, let us join forces to fight hunger, inequality, injustice and discrimination. ”