Candles, dhamal mark first day of Mian Mir’s urs

The 399th urs celebrations of Hazrat Mian Mir (RA) began in Lahore in Tuesday.

Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister Syed Rafaqat Ali Gilani inaugurated the two-day event by laying a wreath on the grave of the Sufi saint. Auqaf Secretary Mian Abrar, Labor Secretary Nabeel Javed and Auqaf Director General Tahir Raza Bukhari were also present.

The Auqaf department had made special arrangements to facilitate pilgrims coming to the shrine from different parts of the country. The department has already allocated funds for the distribution of langar (free food) among the devotees.

Foolproof security arrangements have been made for the visitors with the deployment of police personnel. Walkthrough gates and CCTVs have also been installed as part of security measures.

During the inauguration ceremony, the imam of Jamia Mosque Mian Mir prayed for the country’s prosperity.

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