Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has announced to celebrate Ashura Shan-e-Rehmatul-lil-Alameen (PBUH) from Rabiul Awwal 1 to 12 across the province.
During this period, a host of celebrations will be held including the central Rehmatul-lil-Alameen conference, an international conference of scholars and Milad-e-Mustafa.
Similarly, Na’at recitation competitions and calligraphic exhibitions will also be held at the provincial level. Special meals will be presented to inmates of old houses, orphanages, hospitals and shelter homes.
The lawmakers will attend ceremonies in their respective districts. A special documentary will be made and officials of the law enforcement agencies will be given medals, attributed to Rehmatul-lil-Alameen, for showing exemplary performance.
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The chief minister on Friday said no amount of words could ever express the esteemed reverence of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). “It is a great honour for the Muslims to praise Shan-e-Rehmatul-lil-Alameen,” he said.
“We intend to sensitise the world that Muslims have the greatest respect for Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and His glorious honour is above any worldly act, the CM stated.
A total of 29,142 Rehmatul-lil-Alameen scholarships of Rs834 million will be given this year.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2021.