RAWALPINDI, Nov 27 (APP): Preparations are in full swing to celebrate the birth anniversary (Eid Milad-un-Nabi) of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) with religious zeal and fervor on Rabi-ul-Awwal 12, December 1.
People are purchasing banners, badges, stickers and flags inscribed with the slogans paying respect and reverence to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) from stalls set up at different areas here.
Mosques, homes, buildings and plazas are being decorated with colourful lights and buntings.Rallies and procession are being planned by different organizations to express devotion to the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).
Streets, localities and houses are being decorated to mark the festivities in connection with the Eid Milad.
Number of programmes including Naat Khawani are being organized by different organizations to mark the day.
Various social, cultural, educational institutions and religious organizations are finalizing their programmes for celebrating Eid Milad-un- Nabi (PBUH) with religious fervour.
Meanwhile, strict security measures have been taken by the city district government to maintain law and order on the day. Punjab government has directed all the district and tehsil administration officers to take strict security measures in this regard.
In this connection, the main procession of Milad-un-Nabi would start at 9:30 am in the morning from Jamia Masjid road which after passing from Circular road, Waris Khan, Murree road, Committee Chowk, Iqbal road, Fowara Chowk, Raja Bazaar, would end at central Jamia Mosque Rawalpindi.
The city traffic police have chalked out a plan for the Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) under which more than 500 traffic officials would be deployed to regulate traffic on city roads on 12 Rabi ul Awwal.
It has also been decided that Ulema and people belonging to all sects of life would play their role in maintaining law and order and foil nefarious designs of miscreants.
The city district government would set up a control room for the surveillance of processions and for reviewing security arrangements. The control room would work round the clock.
Volunteers of bomb disposal squad,Rescue 1122 and ambulance units will remain stand-by to meet any emergency while units of reserve police will also be deployed on sensitive areas.