Muslims in the city observed the Shab-e-Miraj (night of ascension) on Sunday. This is an important event in Islam, which occurs on the 27th of Rajjab, the seventh month of the Islamic calendar.

Special religious discourses and programmes were organised at various mosques. Many mosques around the city were illuminated on the occasion.

Undeterred by the rainfall, a heavy rush of devotees was seen at the historic Mecca Masjid. A large number of Muslims offered optional prayers at the mosque.

Heavy turnout of devotees was witnessed at Shahi Masjid Bagh-e-Aam, Azizia Masjid, Mehdipatnam, Jamia Masjid, Musheerabad and other important mosques in the city. Hotels and petrol pumps reported brisk business throughout the night.

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