KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday hosted a reception for spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin.
The Bohra Jamaat chief said that over 31,000 followers visited Karachi during the recently concluded annual congregation to listen to his sermons.
“We are thankful for your support, cooperation and personal care,” he said to the chief minister and added that the people of Karachi are good hosts and respects their guests.
CM Sindh said that it was an honour for his government and the people of the province, particularly the city that Syedna chose to hold his Muharram majalis over there.
It may be recalled that when the Bohra Jamaat chief last held his Moharram majalis in the city about 21 year ago around 7000 foreigners had visited the city but this time the figure rose to over 31,000. The Bohra leaders told the chief minister that it was a conglomeration of over 70,000 people in the city.
CM Sindh invited the Bohra Jamaat leader to visit Thar. “The rains have turned the sand dunes lush green and you would enjoy to see our desert area which is going to be a hub of our power generation and economy in near future,” he said.
Syedna thanked the chief minister for the invitation and said next time he would visit Thar with him.
The chief minister presented traditional ajrak, khes and Sindhi cap to him. The reception was attended by Senior Minister Nisar Khuhro and leaders of Bohra community.