JAMSHORO: The Sindh government has decided to cancel the 768th annual urs celebrations of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.
Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro Captain (r) Fareeduddin Mustafa announced that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the urs of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar has been cancelled. He said now the urs will be celebrated next year.
Mustafa said it was estimated that 1.2 million people visits the Sehwan city to celebrate the annual urs of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar hence it would be danger for devotees to gather at Sehwan city due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The annual urs began from 18 Shaban to 20 Shaban at Sehwan Sharif however, this year district administration has decided to stop all type entry of devotees of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar into Sehwan city.
Earlier, the provincial government closed the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine for three weeks in the wake of the increasing cases of the novel COVID-19.