Hyderabad Karachi (Staff Report): Urs celebrations of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai have begun today (Saturday), and the Sindh Government has announced a public holiday on November 4, 2017.
The arrangements have been finalised to celebrate 274th three-day annual Urs of great Sufi, saint and poet Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai at Bhitshah.
According to details, Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair is expected to inaugurate the celebrations at the shrine of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.
According to a notification by Sindh Government, all government offices will remain close on the day. Educational institutes will also be closed to mark the Urs of the saint.
Different provincial government departments have also finalised the arrangements for setting up the stalls at Agro-Industrial Exhibition and other celebrations including cattle show, traditional Sindhi wrestling “Malakhra”, horse, bull races literary conferences and all.
Thousands of devotees pay homage to the great mystic poet and participate in the Urs celebrations.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh AD Khawaja directed that foolproof security arrangements be ensured for the 274th Urs of great mystic saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai.