KASUR (Abbas Soz)  The 255th annual Urs of Syed Muhammad Abdullah known as Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah began here on Friday. Punjab Minister Auqaf Hassanuddin Qureshi laid the chaddar on the first day of the Urs. The Urs would conclude on Sunday (tomorrow). Thousands of people from all over the country and abroad participate in the Urs celebrations every year.

The programmes include Quran Khawani, Mushaira, declamation contest among school students, speeches of Ulema, Qawwali and the procession of Godri Sharif.

DPO Khurram Ali Shah and DCO Kasur Irshad Hussain Shah said that the security had been beefed up in the City to avoid any untoward incident during the Urs celebrations ,adding, that walk through gates have also been installed at the entrance of the shrine besides deploying extra contingents of police.