High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood lays traditional Chaddar at Dargah Ajmer Sharif

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Islamabad, March 16, 2019 (PPI-OT): Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood visited the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Syed Moinuddin Hasan Chishti (RA) in Ajmer Sharif, today, where celebrations of his 807th annual Urs are currently underway, says a press release received from New Delhi here today. The High Commissioner presented the traditional chaddar on behalf of the people and Government of Pakistan and offered dua. Upon his arrival at the Dargah Sharif, High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood was greeted by Syed Natiq Chishti and Syed Bilal Chishti as well as other notable members of the Anjuman Moinia Fakhria Chishtia Khuddam Sahib.

Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz, as he is popularly known among his followers, Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri (RA) is one of the most revered Sufi-saints of the sub-continent. He is the founder of the Chishtia order in the region. On his annual Urs, devotees from all across the world including Pakistan visit the Dargah. In his remarks on the occasion, High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood stated that Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti Ajmeri (RA)’s message of love, compassion, humanity and harmony had spread far and wide and provided spiritual nourishment to devotees from all backgrounds for centuries.

He added that Sufi-saints like Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz (RA), Hazrat Baba Farid (RA) and Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (RA) formed an immutable and eternal bond between the peoples of Pakistan and India. The High Commissioner expressed the hope that the message and illustrious example of these Sufi-saints would continue to serve as a guiding light in tackling present-day challenges and also help the two countries develop a relationship based on better mutual understanding. As per practice, the Dargah Sharif’s notables did the traditional dastaarbandi for High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood. The High Commissioner thanked the Dargah Sharif administration and local authorities for facilitating his visit on this auspicious occasion.

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