KARACHI: Three-day celebrations of the 1,287th urs of Abdullah Shah Ghazi began in Karachi on Tuesday.
The urs was inaugurated by Sindh Minister for Information, Labour and Transport Nasir Hussain Shah on behalf of the Sindh governor.
After laying a floral wreath at the mazar and offering Fateha, the minister paid rich tribute to the saint. Sindh is the land of Sufis and holy men who preached the message of love, peace, harmony and brotherhood among human beings, he said.
The saviour saint of Karachi: Ghazi Baba’s Urs kicks off with fervour
Shah added that the government is committed to ensure safety and protection of all the visiting devotees.
The government will also provide langar and water to devotees during the urs, he maintained, adding that a research centre will soon be established at the mazar to spread the message Sindh's saints.
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