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Security strengthened at Bhittai’s shrine over terror threats

HYDERABAD: Security has been tightened on Thursday at the shrine of poet and Sufi mystic saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai after reportedly received a threat alert, ARY News reported. 

The decision was taken in view of the recent wave of terror attacks in the country including the blast at the shrine of Lal Shahhaz Qalandar in Sehwan last week which killed eighty and injured more than 320 people.

Commissioner Hyderabad Sajid Jamal Abro reached the shrine to overview security arrangements. He said that walk-through gates should be installed at all entry points and all devotees should be thoroughly screened before being allowed inside the shrine.

Furthermore, it was decided that showing the National Identity Cards should be made compulsory for entrance into the shrine. Abro instructed that those without identity cards would not be allowed inside the shrine, and all devotees would be registered.

Bhittai is considered one of the greatest poet of the Sindhi language, and revered as a Sufi mystic saint. His shrine is located at Bhit shah near Hyderabad.

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