KHAIRPUR - Soyem of Late Shah Mardan Shah was held at Pir Jo Goth on Saturday.

Pir Siraj Ahmed Shah Gilani of Jhang Sharif prayed for the departed soul. The ceremony was attended by Sardar Muhammad Bakhsh Mahar, Sardar Ali Gohar Khan Mahar, former Sindh Chief Minister Ali Muhammad Khan Mahar, Jam Madad Ali, Jam Mashooq Ali, Fedral Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, Ghaus Bakhsh Mahar, Chairman Sindhi Speakers Forum Ghaffar Mahar, Imtiaz Sheikh, Siraj Ahmed Durrani, APML leader Ghulam Rasool Unnar, JI general secretary Liaqat Baloch, Senator Khalid Mehmood Soormo, MPA Khairpur Muhammad Junejo, Rahim Bakhsh Bozdar, Mir Inayat Talpur, Rahim Bakhsh Bozdar Mir Naseer Khan Khoso, Muhammad Ibrahim Jatoi, Mir Abid Khan Jatoi and thousands of followers of Pir Pagara.

Meanwhile, newly elected spiritual leader of Hur Jamaat, Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi also attended the ceremony. Addressing the followers, Pir Pagara advised to obey the bylaws.

Meanehilw, SSP Riaz Ahmed Soomro directed strict security arrangements in connection with chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain here on Saturday, deploying 1,100 police and 200 Rangers personnel at different places in the district. All the mourning processions would be monitored with the help of CCTV cameras installed at different places, while emergency control room was setup at Municipal Complex building. Besides, flag march, led by SSP Mirpurkhas Riaz Ahmed Soomro, was also taken out that rounded at different roads and areas of the city and ended after reaching outside SSP office.