LAHORE: Annual Urs of Hazrat Ali bin Usman Sheikh Ali Hajveri, more often known as Data Ganj Bakhsh has started in Lahore
It is 973rd Urs of Sufi which will continue for three days.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and chairman religious affairs committee will be chief guest at Rasme Chadar Poshi ceremony.
On the occasion strict security measures have been taken, devotees are being allowed entry to shrine after thorough checking.
Security personnel also have removed illegal encroachments around the shrine.
Renowned scholars, Ulemas, Mashaikh, intellectuals, large number of devotees are being attending the Urs.
Educational as well as spiritual conventions will be held on the occasion of the Urs besides Mahafil-e-Naat and Mahafil-e-Samah.
On the other hand well to do people have arranged Sabils for devotees outside the shrine.