Multan venerates its saint


Express April 20, 2010

MULTAN: In Multan, celebrations to mark the 696th birth anniversary of the saint, Hazrat Shah Rukn-ud-Din Alam Suharwardi Multani, kicked off on Tuesday.

The three day celebration includes the ritual of washing the shrine to mark the beginning of the Urs. Caretake of the shrine, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, will carry out this ritual.

Federal and provincial religious affairs ministers Hamid Saeed Kazmi and Haji Ehsaan ud Din Qureshi will be attending the celebrations. On the first day, Shah Mehmood Qureshi will preside over the first session of the National Shah Rukn-e-Alam Conference.

Stringent security measures are in place for the three days.

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