Sehwan: Lal Shahbaz Qalander’s shrines reopens for devotees

Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in Sehwan has been reopened for devotees from today.

The shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar – one of the most prominent and widely known Sufi saint of Sindh, has been reopened for devotees from today.

The shrine was closed for public due to coronavirus outbreak as Sindh government directed a complete lockdown of shrines and other public places across the Sindh.

Around 80 police personnel have been deployed to ensure the provision and strict implementation of COVID-19 SOPs at the shrine.

Devotees will be obliged to wear face masks, meanwhile six sanitizing walk-through gates have been installed to prevent further coronavirus spread.

Furthermore, additional precautionary measures have been put in place to address the coronavirus related health concerns. The shrine will be washed/sanitized at eight-hour intervals.

The development comes as Sindh government decided to lift lockdown measures in the province after National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) unanimously agreed to lift COVID-19 restrictions across the country due to significant decrease in coronavirus cases.

Prior to this, the Urs festivities began at Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine in Karachi on August 11.

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