The 975th annual Urs of Sufi Saing Hazrat Ali Bin Usman Ali Hajveri, popularly known in Pakistan as Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh (RA) started on Sunday in Lahore.
The three-day celebrations attract thousands of people from across Pakistan. For the celebrations, the district administration had already completed all the arrangements for a smooth procession. Special food stalls were also set up at various places in and out of the shrine to help cater the general public who were attending the Urs celebration.
Events like these also attract a lot of security problems. For this matter, Lahore police have had strict security arrangements. Additional police officers under the supervision of SPs were deployed throughout the three-day event.
Here are some beautiful scenes from the 975th annual Urs of Data Ganj Baksh.
The celebrations this year were inaugurated by the Cheif Justice of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar on Sunday. He addressed the public and press sharing his views on the country and the religion.
In his address, the chief justice said that he felt Pakistan is heading forward and will keep going if collective efforts are made with sincerity.
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