Pak delegation in Ajmer for Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti

, 4:26 PM IST

Ajmer: A delegation of faithful from Pakistan arrived here on Saturday morning on a special train to take part in the 804th Urs of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.

As many as 371 ‘jayreen’, or followers, of the Sufi saint have reached here for the occasion. They are accompanied by two officers of the Pakistan embassy.

According to the liaison officer appointed by the district administration, Suresh Sindhi, the Deputy Secretary of the Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs, Efreed Islam Khatak, is the leader of this delegation, which will stay in Ajmer till April 16.

The Pakistani delegation will offer a chadar at the dargah on behalf of their country’s government.

According to Additional District Magistrate Kishore Kumar, the Urs commenced from Friday evening after sighting of the moon. It will conclude on April 14.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today handed over a ‘chadar’ to Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi for offering at the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.