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Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya Urs begins

The three-day ceremonies of 774th Urs of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya Suharwardi began at his shrine situated at the Qila Kuhna (Qasim Bagh) on Monday. The Urs ceremonies started with Ghusl of the mausoleum with rose water by Sajjada Nashin Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Minister of state for religious Affairs Pir Muhammad Aminul Hasnat. Makhdoomzada Zain Qureshi also attended the inaugural ceremonies. Hundreds of devotees and pilgrims (Zaairin) are pouring in from all over the country particularly interior Sindh to attend the Urs ceremonies and pay homage to the late saint.

In order to provide foolproof security to the participants, the close-circuit cameras have also been installed to keep a vigil on the suspects. All devotees used walk-through gates to enter the Shrine.

Speaking on the occasion, the speakers said it is only the message of the saints who preached nothing but love, affection, tolerance and selfless service to humanity that can rid the earth of violence and hatred.

They said that Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya Multani and Shah Rukn-e-Alam enlightened the sub-continent as role models and impressed with their deeds the non-Muslims to make them embrace Islam.

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