ISLAMABAD: The Nation is celebrating Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) with religious reverence and fervor renewing the pledge to follow true teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).

The day began with special prayers for development, safety, peace, unity and brotherhood amongst the followers of Holy Prophet (PBUH).

It is a public holiday. Special security arrangements have be made to maintain law and order across the country on the occasion of 12th Rabi-ul-Awal.

Newspapers and magazines have published special supplements, while television channels and radio stations are airing special `Naatia Mushairas' and quiz programmes on Seerat-e-Mustafa (PBUH).

All major government and private buildings, residential plazas, markets, mosques, roundabouts and even houses have been tastefully decorated.

Mahafil-e-Milad and public meetings are being held in different parts of the country, while faithful are actively participating in the programmes organised by different local, religious and social organizations.

Na'at and the Holy Quran reciting competitions would be held throughout the day in almost every nook and corner of the country to revive the real spirit of Islam and offer respect to the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

There are special security arrangements in the Federal Capital, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar and other cities and towns across the country to avoid any untoward incident.

Participants of Mahafil will be properly verified and checked by security personnel.

Milad processions would be taken out from different areas of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, reciting Na'ats and Darood o Salam for the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).

Major event of the day would be the annual National Seerat Conference in which prominent Ulema and scholars from across the country would participate. Selected Ulema and scholars would highlight various aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), stressing the need to follow golden principles of Islam to achieve success in the world and hereafter.

Besides, such conferences would be held at provincial headquarters, divisional and district levels to pay respect and homage to Allah Almighty's Last Messenger.

Congregations would be organized in all important cities of the country where the preachers and scholars would highlight the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) besides delivering lectures on His way of life.

For faithful, Eid Milad-un-Nabbi is a highly regarded religious festival when they express gratitude and thanks to Allah Almighty for blessing the universe with His last messenger and Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).