SRINAGAR, May 4: Former finance minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and prayed for peace and prosperity in the region.
In a statement issued here Bukhari said that people should observe the festival of Eid while remembering the needy and destitute in their respective areas.
He said Eid as a special and auspicious occasion imparts a lesson of reward after the completion of holy month of Ramadan.
The former minister prayed for the wellbeing of mankind and hoped that the festival will bring peace, harmony and joy to the people in the world in general and Kashmir in particular.
Bukhari said that the festival of Eid is itself a day of reward for the people who observe fast in the holy month to seeks mercy and forgiveness from Allah almighty and the occasion provides an opportunity to the people to unite and strengthen the bonds of humanity.
“I pray that let this festival usher in an era of peace and tranquillity in Kashmir and bring the much needed solace to the conflict ridden inhabitants of the stafe,” he remarked.