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Sindh Govt bans swimming at sea sides on Eid holidays

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday placed a three-day ban on swimming/bathing on the beaches/sea sides within the territorial limits of Karachi Division.

The ban would remain valid for the three-days of Eid al Adha 2016, starting from Tuesday September 13.

This was announced in a notification issued by the Sindh Home Department.

The Station House Officer (SHO) of the police station concerned will have the authority to register complaints on the violation of the ban.

Earlier, Sindh government announced three-day holidays on the account of Eid al Adha falling on September 13.

According to a notification issued by the government of Sindh, the holidays would be observed from September 12 to 14.

Eid al Adha will be marked in Pakistan on September 13 (Tuesday). It is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two.

It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God’s command, before God then intervened, through his angel Jibra’il (Gabriel) and informs him that his sacrifice has already been accepted.

The meat from the sacrificed animal is preferred to be divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.

In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for three days. In the international (Gregorian) calendar, the dates vary from year to year drifting approximately 11 days earlier each yea