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Imran Khan pays visit to Baba Farid’s shrine

Imran Khan pays visit to Baba Farid’s shrine

SAHIWAL: Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday paid a private visit to Baba Farid Shrine in Pakpattan to participate in the saint’s 780th Urs ceremonies.

Accompanied by his wife Bushra Bibi and PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, Mr Khan landed in a private plane near Vehari from where he went to Pakpattan by road, touching Burewala, Gaggo and Arifwala on the way.

His cavalcade reached the shrine amid tight security, where he laid a chadar and floral wreaths, and prayed for the prosperity of the country.

On knowing about his arrival at the shrine, many local leaders and workers of the PTI gathered there to welcome their party chairman. PTI Pakpattan district president Riaz Arshad Niazi was also present at the shrine along with the party workers who chanted slogans to greet their leader.

During his visit, the PTI chairman refused to talk to the media, saying he had only come to pay homage to the saint and participate in his Urs.

Shrine’s caretaker Dewan Azamt Chishti was also present there. After remaining at the shrine for some time, he returned to Vehari by road.

Published in Dawn, August 4th, 2022

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