Lahore: The three-day urs of Hazrat Ali Bin Usman Data Ganj Bakhsh has begun in Lahore. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar will visit the Data Darbar later in the day.
Punjab Minister for Auqaf and Religious Affairs, Pir Syed Saeed-ul-Hassan inaugurated the Urs celebrations by laying a traditional chaadar and floral wreath on the grave of the Sufi saint.
Speaking on this occasion, the Minister underlined the need for promoting teachings of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh (RA) and other saints to eliminate intolerance and extremism from the society.
Earlier, The Lahore district administration finalised the arrangements for the three-day 978th Urs of Hazrat Ali Bin Usman Data Ganj Bakhsh.
In this connection, District Commissioner Lahore Omar Sher Chattha chaired a meeting here on Thursday which was attended by DIG Operations, Assistant Commissioner City Faizan Ahmed, Data Darbar Administrator and other senior officials.
Meanwhile, in a separate meeting, Commissioner Lahore Muhammad Usman said thatUrs of Data Sahib will be monitored through CCTV cameras.