MULTAN – The three-day 778th annual Urs of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya will begin here on Thursday  (tomorrow).

A large number of devotees from across the country will participate in Urs celebrations.  District administration has declared a local holiday on the last day of the Urs.

Police and Auqaf departments have made elaborate arrangements for the event while 11 schools, three colleges and 10 rooms of Haj Complex have been vacated to accommodate devotees.

A shuttle bus service has been arranged to transport devotees from railway station to the shrine. Three walk through gates have been installed for entrance to the shrine while monitoring of the Urs activities will be done through nine CCTV cameras.

Civil defence and bomb disposal squad staff would be deployed at the shrine.