KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced a public holiday on October 2 to mark the Urs of saint Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (R.A).
According to a notification issued by the Sindh government on Wednesday, 14th Safar 1442 (A.H.) (Friday) has been declared as a public holiday in connection with the Urs of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (R.A).
All public offices, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies, corporations and local councils falling under the Sindh government, except essential services, will remain closed on the eve of the Urs said the notification.
The ceremony of the Urs will begin with poetry marathons, literature conferences, and other activities to celebrate the poetry of the saint.
The holiday was announced to facilitate people, as a large number of pilgrims hailing from various walks of the society throng the last resting place of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai to pay their respects.
Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai ( 1689 to 1752) was a great Sufi poet and saint. He is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the Sindhi language.