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Historic Sibi mela attracts people from across Balochistan

People from across Balochistan took part in the historic Sibi mela on Friday. The event which began on Thursday amid tight security will continue till March 5. Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri is expected to attend its concluding ceremony. After inaugurating the festival on Thursday, provincial Minister for Agriculture …

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Pakistan’s regional languages face looming extinction

Around a hundred women have gathered in a community centre in Peshawar but they are conversing in a dialect incomprehensible to the Pashtun that dominate the region. They are exchanging anecdotes and ideas in their native Hindko (literally, “the language of India”) at a conference organised to promote the increasingly …

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Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh’s 973rd Urs begins today

LAHORE – Three-day celebrations of the 973rd annual Urs of Hazrat Ali bin Usman Sheikh Ali Hajveri, more often known as Data Ganj Bakhsh have started in Lahore on Saturday (Today). Punjab government says it is providing best possible facilitates to the devotees whereas City district administration has put in place all …

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Spiritual colours of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai: Urs begins

The 273rd urs celebrations of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai kicked off on Monday evening and are currently underway. Syed Waqar Hussain Shah, the 12th Sajjada Nashin of the shrine, hosted the first ‘Shah Latif Alami Tasawuf Conference’ in the shrine’s courtyard on Monday evening. Thousands visited the shrine to pay …

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Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s Urs begins in Sehwan

Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's Urs begins in Sehwan

Thousands devotees of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar have gathered in shrine city of Sehwan from across the country to participate in the three-day annual event that will conclude on May 28. Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad laying floral wreath at the last abode of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar officially opened the Urs. Sindh …

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