Sindh govt declares Nov 15 public holiday

Holiday announced in commemoration of Sufi Saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai's Urs

News Desk November 11, 2016
Devotees enter the shrine of Sindh’s renowned saint and poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai in Bhit Shah. PHOTO: FILE

The Sindh government has declared November 15 as a public holiday in commemoration of the death anniversary of Sufi Saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.

“The Government of Sindh has been pleased to declare 14th Safar 1438 (AH) on 15th November 2016 Tuesday as a Public Holiday throughout Sindh on the occasion of Urs of Hazrat Shah Abdul latif Bhitai (RA)," read a notification issued by the provincial chief secretary on Friday.

Bhittai was a noted Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, and poet, widely considered to be the greatest Muslim poet of the Sindhi language.


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