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Pakistani Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha

Islamabad, Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha also called the 'Festival of Sacrifice' was celebrated in Pakistan on Wednesday with religious fervor and the faithful started the day with Eid prayers across the country.

Muslims in Pakistan crowded mosques and prayer grounds across Pakistan to offer prayers.

The biggest Eid congregation was held at Faisal Mosque at Islamabad where government officials and envoys of the Islamic countries offered Eid prayers.

Ulema and religious scholars, in their sermons, highlighted significance of the day and philosophy of the sacrifice.

Pakistan has an estimated population of 200 million and about 95-98 percent of the Pakistanis are Muslims.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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