Lahore (Staff Report): Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) celebrated with great religious zeal and fervour across the country on Wednesday.
The day dawned with thirty-one gun salutes at the Federal Capital and twenty-one gun salutes at all provincial capitals.
After Fajar prayers in the mosques, special prayers were offered for the unity of Muslim Ummah and progress and prosperity of the country.
On Tuesday, while addressing opening session of international Ramatul-Lil-Alimeen Conference, Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasised the importance of learning about Prophet Muhammad's (Peace Be Upon Him) life and teachings in order to become better human beings.
"The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) came as a mercy to the worlds. Prophet’s (Peace Be Upon Him) achievements are incomparable," the premier noted.
The PM said nobody can be allowed to hurt the sentiments of billions of Muslims under the garb of freedom of speech.
Imran Khan said he will appoint an international law expert Ahmar Bilal Sufi as his special envoy to visit different countries to contact different experts and leaders to get the convention passed.
He said the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) achieved this distinct target not through mobilizing resources but inculcating a spirit in His followers to serve the humanity with selflessness.
The prime minister regretted that some elements in the West and Europe are indulging in blasphemous acts time and again on the pretext freedom of expression provoking the Muslim Ummah across the globe.
He said when a chain of reaction comes in the Muslim world; the same Western and European nations dub the Muslims as terrorists and extremists through their propaganda machines.
The PM also urged the religious scholars and intellectuals to promote true teachings of Islam.
He directed the Higher Education Commission to set up special chairs on Seerat un Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) at three different universities ensuring a specific research on the life, character, and teachings of the last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
He said it will help educate and enlighten our new generation as to how our holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) carved out the first ever Islamic welfare state of Madina Munawwara.
The PM reaffirmed the commitment to transform Pakistan into a modern Islamic welfare state in line with the Islamic teachings and idealogy of its founding fathers.