Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s urs begins in Karachi as lockdown lifted in Sindh

Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s annual urs festivities have begun as Sindh government lifts lockdown restrictions in Sindh.

Sindh Minister for Irrigation, Zakat & Ushr, Auqaf – Sohail Anwar Siyal inaugurated the three-day annual 1,290th urs celebrations of Sufi saint Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi on Monday.

The urs celebrations were kicked off by provincial minister bathing the grave/tomb, who then offered fateha and laid down wreaths and ‘chadar’ on the shrine.

Large number of devotees are expected to attend the three-day urs celebrations as shrines all across the province have been closed since March due to COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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The development comes as earlier Sohail Anwar Siyal on July 29, announced to o reopen shrines after Eid-ul-Azha.

While speaking in Sehwan – Jamshoro, he had said that shrines all across Sindh including that of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar will be reopened for public with strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) to avoid coronavirus spread.