MULTAN: The 778th urs celebrations of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya commenced here on Thursday.
Caretaker of the shrine Shah Mehmood Qureshi inaugurated the urs proceedings and gave ceremonial ‘ghusal’ (bath) to the tomb with the water mixed with rose petals. The three-day celebrations started with the Zakariya Conference, led by Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
The Makhdoom said that shrines of saints give us the message of peace and love. He said that we could get rid of terrorism by attaching ourselves with the shrines.
The urs celebrations would continue till Saturday (Oct 28) as devotees from across the country are arriving here to attend the urs.
Various government departments have set up their stalls while the Multan Waste Management Company has cleaned the Fort Qasim and nearby areas.
Police have made strict security arrangements to avert any untoward incident during the urs days.