SWAT - The second largest Muslim preaching congregation of the world started amid tight security here at Barikot, Swat, on Wednesday.

Hundreds and thousands of people across the country and from different countries have reached the site for attending the 3-day congregation, planned along G.T. Road Barikot.

Senior religious scholars and Ulema were also participating in the tableeghi ijtema.

It is worth mentioning here that this is the 1st largest Muslim congregation at Swat after the restoration of peace in the region.

According to General Sectary PSMA Swat, all private schools will remain closed on April 27 on account of the congregation. Law enforcement agencies have appointed deputed policemen and officers in plain clothes for security purpose.