A group of 94 Pakistanis are attending the 720th annual Urs of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya being celebrated in New Delhi from Oct 31 to Nov 8.
As per the Pakistan High Commission in India on Friday, a significant moment occurred when Aizaz Khan, the Pakistani charge d’affaires, paid his respects at the revered dargah of the 14th century Sufi saint belonging to the Chishtia lineage.
Hazrat Nizamuddin is celebrated for his timeless message of love, peace, and brotherhood.
During the commemoration, Charge d’Affaires Aizaz, representing the people and government of Pakistan, presented a traditional chaddar as a symbol of reverence at the dargah. This gesture was accompanied by special prayers for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan, emphasising the spiritual significance of the occasion.
Upon their arrival at the dargah, the charge d’affaires and the Pakistani pilgrims received a warm welcome from Sajjada Nasheen (current custodian of the shrine) Dewan Syed Tahir Nizami and other prominent members of the Dargah Committee. Nizami personally performed the dastaarbandi, the traditional turban-tying ceremony, for the charge d’affaires.
In addition, the visiting pilgrims paid a visit to the Dargah of Hazrat Amir Khusro located within the same compound, where they offered their prayers.
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Following this, representatives of the pilgrims held a separate meeting with the chargé d’affaires at the Pakistani Mission, expressing their gratitude to the government of Pakistan and the high commission for their instrumental support in facilitating the pilgrimage.
Pakistanis attend the annual Urs under the 1974 India-Pakistan protocol on visits to religious shrines.