Urs of Baba Fariduddin Gunj Shakar begins

15 Oct, 2015 11:32 am

PAKPATTAN (92 News) – The 15-day long celebrations of 773rd Urs of famous saint and first Punjabi poet Hazrat Baba Fareed Uddin Masood Ganj Shakar (RA) has started in Pakpattan on Thursday.

Sajjada Nasheen Diwan Modood Masood Chishti has inaugurated the traditional urs celebrations, while important personalities were also present on the occasion.

About 2.5 million people are expected to attend the Urs celebrations. The devotees from different parts of the country have already started reaching Pakpattan to pay their homage to the Sufi saint who converted 90 million people to Islam.

The district administration and police have devised an elaborated security plan for the celebrations of 773rd Urs of Baba Fareed. The district police have chalked out effective strict security measures to maintain security on the occasion.

About 1,200 police personnel including officers would perform duty to ensure law and order on the occasion of Urs.

Walk-through gates have been installed at entrance and exit points following the last year bombing incident, while close circuit cameras have also been installed for surveillance.

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