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Pak envoy Sohail Mahmood lays Chaddar at Dargah Ajmer Sharif
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Pak envoy Sohail Mahmood lays Chaddar at Dargah Ajmer Sharif

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New Delhi/Ajmer, Mar 16 : Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on Saturday visited the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Syed Moinuddin Hasan Chishti in Ajmer Sharif where celebrations of his 807th annual Urs are currently underway.

The High Commissioner presented the traditional Chaddar on behalf of the people and Government of Pakistan and offered prayers.

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's message of love, compassion, humanity and harmony had spread far and wide and provided spiritual nourishment to devotees from all backgrounds for centuries.

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, a release from Pakistan High Commission said here.

UNI