Pakistan army chief celebrates Eid with troops

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Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa celebrated Eid-al-Adha with troops deployed along the country’s border with Afghanistan, an official statement said.

He visited the Rajgal Valley on Saturday, The News International quoted the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement as saying.

He termed the duty being discharged on the eve of the Eid for the defence of homeland and its people as the best festivity.

“Our lives are for Pakistan as there is nothing more dear than it,” he added.

The army chief tweeted earlier on Saturday, “Eid-ul-Azha gives us message of peace, happiness, fraternity and selfless sacrifice for humanity.”

Eid Al-Adha is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Zilhajj or Zulhijja and coincides with the Haj Day or Arafat Day, to commemorate the sacrifices of Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Ismail and his mother Hager.

Muslims believe that Prophet Ibrahim offered to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismail to please Allah. Just as Ibrahim was about to sacrifice him, the Almighty replaced Ismail with a sheep.

Eid Al-Adha commemorates this extraordinary display of faith in Allah and Muslims celebrate it by sacrificing animals on this day.

–IANS

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