Urs of Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali Hajveri begins

LAHORE, Nov 19 (APP): A three-day the 973rd Urs of Hazrat Ali bin Usman Al-Hajveri, popularly known as Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh, began here on Saturday.
Federal Minister for Finance and Data Darbar Religious Affairs Committee Chairman Ishaq Dar inaugurated the Urs by laying a’chaddar’ at the shrine.
The Punjab government has made special security arrangements and security officials have been deputed on roof tops. Five-tier security measures have been taken and 1,000 surveillance cameras were installed to monitor the Urs celebrations.
Around 2,000 cops have been deployed at the Darbar while walk through gates have been placed at all entrances and security guards carrying metal detectors are frisking visitors.
The LESCO, WASA, Civil Defence Department,Rescue-1122 and
the Health Department have set up camps to facilitate devotees.
Hundreds of Mashaikh, religious scholars and Naat khawans
are participating in the Urs. The distribution of ‘Sabeel’ started at 11:30am.

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