LAHORE: District government Lahore on Saturday announced a local holiday on November 21 on the eve of the annual Urs of Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh (RA).
According to the notification, all offices and educational institute of district level will remain closed. Local holiday will not be applicable on Civil Secretariat employees and its related staff. The celebrations of Data Ganj Bakhsh’s 973 Urs were started on Saturday (today).
Strict security measures have been taken regarding huge public gathering in the provincial capital. Walk through gates and CCTV cameras have been installed for the safety of the devotees while more than 2,000 police personnel will maintain law and order situation during Urs celebrations.
Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited the shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh and offered fatiha.