Lal Shahbaz’s urs canceled due to coronavirus pandemic
HYDERABAD: The 768th annual Urs celebration of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was canceled due to coronavirus pandemic.
The District Administration and Police have closed all roads connecting to Sehwan city on Sunday to prevent devotees from entering in Sehwan city as 1.2 million people were participating Urs celebration annually.
Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s Urs was one of the largest religious gatherings in which millions of people came from Sindh, Punjab and other parts of Pakistan to pay homage to sufi saint annually.
As per routine programme, 768th annual Urs of Qalandar Lal Shahbaz which was to start from April 12 to 14 at Sehwan Sharif but Sindh Government had already closed the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar for three weeks in the wake of increasing number of coronavirus cases in the province.
Despite ban on gatherings in the country due to coronavirus outbreak, several devotees belonging to every nook and corner of the country arrived Sehwan but they were not allowed to enter the city to pay homage to the great saint. – APP