In order to thank Almighty Allah for blessing the month of Ramazan Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated throughout the country with great religious enthusiasm on July 18, 2015. This is the most important religious festival in Karachi. The Eid Festival was celebrated by Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) members in Karachi. The detail is as follows: Kamal Ahmed Farooqi On the first day of Eid all his daughters, sons-in-law and their children visited the family and enjoyed the delicious lunch. The kids received their gifts from Nana (Grand Father), uncles and other family members. Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan On the first day of Eid after the Eid prayers both the daughters along with their kids visited with their family. The exchange of gifts among all took place and all received their special gift from Nana (Grand Father). Later on the second and third day the family visited their relatives and friends in the city just to greet them and say, Eid Mubarak. The specialty dish of the day was “Sheer Khorma” which is the highlight of this Eid ul Fitr. This dessert is served in all the places visited during these two days. Mohammad Abdul Matin The family celebrated Eid at their residence. Many friends and relatives visited Abdulmatin. In the evening, the Abdulmatin's, alsong with other two families went to a seaside restaurant 'Kolachi". The restaurant looks like a ship in the sea. It is a beautiful place to eat and sit for some time to enjoy the beautiful view and cold sea breeze. Muhammad Salim Hamid The first day of Eid was the usual meeting, eating and greeting with all family members. This year it was a special occasion for the family as their daughter along with the family gave them a surprise by visiting them from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. There was a little vacuum on the Eid Day as Salim’s mother went to visit her other son who lives in a far away from Karachi. All the family members, and especially the visiting daughter, were missing her a lot. On the second and third day, the family visited all relatives and friends in the city. Shafiq Ahmed Khan On the first day of Eid after the Eid prayers, the family stayed home meeting the neighbors and friends. The daughters and other family members all gather on the third day of Eid and a big dinner was arranged along with “Sheer Khorma”. It was a very big gathering. Ghulam Qutubuddin Khan On the first day after performing the Eid Prayers, Qutub visited the family of his brother who died a few months back and his sister and brother-in-law who were both are sick. The second day their daughter, along with her kids, visited the family.
The Eid Festival was celebrated by NEDian Social Engineers Trust (NED-SET)- Rehmatul Alameen Welfare Organization. The detail is as follows:
- It was a great day for the children and staff of the NED-SET Rehmatul-Alameen Welfare Organization. They have been preparing for this occasion for the last two months. They were involved in the purchase of clothes from the wholesale market. There was a selection of clothing for these deserving boys and girls, selection of cash grant to poor families in addition to monthly ration scheme, and stitching of 180 dresses according to sizes. The whole work required a lot of time, energy, and finances which are very limited during the period of Ramazan. Alhamdolillah, the completed work, including the stitching and distribution of dresses were completed in time.
- To celebrate the occasion, a lunch was arranged on Eid day at Korangi Set-Up. Two deghs of Chicken Biryani and Zarda were prepared. All of the children and staff members from the Stitching School, Computer Institute, and other guest were present. A gathering, of nearly 200 people, was present.
- The ceremony was started with reciting of Holy Quran followed by Naats by the children and then collective “ Dua” by Qari Saifullah. The food was served after Dau and Zohar prayer. It was a simple but a graceful ceremony. The children were happy in their new dresses and at the end they sang the Pakistan National Anthem (Qumi Tarana) in a loud voice and then they dispersed in high spirits.
Nana (Grand Father)