MULTAN - The three-day annual Urs celebrations of saint Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya Multani will start from Dec 30.

The sajjada nashin (caretaker) of the shrine Shah Mahmood Qureshi, former foreign minister, will inaugurate the urs celebrations. He will bathe the grave of the saint with rosewater in presence of provincial minister Haji Ehsan Uddin Qureshi, ulama-o-mashaikh and thousands of faithful from across the country. Later on, first session of National Zakariya Conference will take place in the premises of the shrine while a mehfil-e-sama will also be held after Isha prayer.

Meanwhile, the DCO Multan has issued orders for making foolproof security arrangements for the upcoming Urs. He directed the heads of all departments to set up their camps at Qila Qasim Bagh and facilitate the faithful. He warned that negligence would not be tolerated.