A three-day 779th Urs celebrations of great saint of sub-continent Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya commenced here on Monday.
MULTAN, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 15th Oct, 2018 ) :A three-day 779th Urs celebrations of great saint of sub-continent Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya commenced here on Monday.
Foreign Minister and Sajada nasheen (Custodian) of the shrine, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi inaugurated the Urs ceremonies after washing of the grave with rose water.
Later, addressing the Zakariya Conference, Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated that the saint spread message of peace and tranquillity. “We should all follow the teachings of the great saint,” he said.
Former federal minister for Religious Affair Hamid Saeed Kazmi also addressed and lauded Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi for presenting Pakistan’s voice in UN General Assembly session in a convincing manner.
On the occasion, Provincial Minister for Auqaf Syed Saeed-ul-Hassan Shah said that the major part of shrine’s income would be spent on its conservation as well as facilitation of the visitors.
He suggested that the spiritual heads of different shrines should be sent to Jamiat-ul-Azhar for higher religious education.
Allama Farooq Khan Saeedi, Professor Dr Muhammad Hussain Azad, Pir Rawal Moeen Koreeja, Dr Siddique Qadiri also addressed the gathering.
A number of devotees from across the country specially from Sindh were attending the urs celebrations. Over 1,000 police personnel were deployed to maintain stringent security.