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275th Urs celebrations of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai begin in Bhitshah

BHIT SHAH: The 275th annual Urs celebrations of the great Sufi saint and poet Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai begin at shrine town of Bhit Shah on Wednesday (today). The Urs celebrations that span three days include literary conference, Sufi music recital and spiritual activities to highlight the Sufi teachings of the saint. Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail laid Chaddar and the floral wreaths at the Mazar of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai to officially open the proceedings of the Urs. Later, Imran Ismail distributed clothes…

High security, uninterrupted power supply during Urs of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar

HYDERABAD: The management of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) has announced to provide uninterrupted power supply at Sehwan from today till May 8 during Urs celebrations of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. According to a statement issued, the Chief Executive Officer HESCO has directed the formation of special teams of operation and construction wings which will encamp from May 4 (today) at Sehwan town and ensure the implementation of directives aimed to facilitate the devotees of Dargah Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar…

Mysticism and spirituality at shrine of Data Ganj Baksh in Lahore

LAHORE: The 973rd Urs of Sufi saint Syed Ali bin Osman Al-Hajvery, popularly known as Data Ganj Bakhsh, began in Lahore on Saturday.  The three-day event was inaugurated by Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar who laid a sheet and flowers at the grave of the saint. Thousands of devotees have arrived from across the country to pay their respects. Data Ganj Bakhsh was a Persian Sufi and scholar during the 11th century. He was born in Ghazni, Afghanistan in 990 AD during the Ghaznavid Empire and settled and died in…

Sindh govt declares public holiday on Nov 15 over Bhittai’s Urs

KARACHI: The Government of Sindh has declared a public holiday on Tuesday November 15 on the occasion of the Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. A notification has been issued which states that 14 Safar 1438 of the Islamic calendar will be a public holiday across the province due to the 273th Urs of the Sufi saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. All provincial and district offices, local councils, autonomous as well as semi-autonomous bodies, corporations except essential services will remain closed across the province. Also…