KARACHI: Three-day long Urs celebrations honouring the ninth-century Sufi saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi will start today (Thursday) in Karachi amid tightened security.
Abdullah Shah Ghazi's grave was washed by the custodians of the shrine last night.
A large number of devotees are expected to visit the shrine during the celebrations, which will conclude on Saturday.
At the direction of Inspector General of Sindh (IG) Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, the city police have deployed teams and bomb disposal squad officers.
Walk-through security gates have also been installed at the shrine’s entrance.
Last year, twin blasts killed at least 10 people and injured more than 60 in an attack on the shrine. The blasts went off at the entrance as people were queuing up to enter the building.
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