KARACHI - The Sindh government has announced a public holiday for today (Saturday) throughout the province on the occasion of the 274th Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai.

“The government of Sindh has been pleased to declare 14th Safar, 1439 (A.H) on 4th November, 2017, Saturday as a Public Holiday throughout the province on occasion of Urs of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai for all office, autonomous, semi-autonomous bodies, corporate and local councils under the administrative control of government of Sindh, except essential services,” a notification issued by the government said.

The three-day ceremony of the Urs has begun, with poetry marathons, literature conference and other activities to celebrate the Sufi saint’s poetry.