Shah Ghazi Urs: 3-day celebrations start amid security concerns

Abdullah Shah Ghazi's grave washed by the custodians of the shrine last night.


Express November 17, 2011

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.

COMMENTS (5)

Love | 10 years ago | Reply

Arabs belly dance. So belly dancing is Islamic then? Jussayin

Nero | 10 years ago | Reply

@Chilli : how are u so sure that Arabs have got it right? Are they (Arabs) your papa?

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