LAHORE: The 968th annual three-day urs celebrations of Hazrat Ali Bin Usman Alhajveri popularly known as Data Gunj Bakhush Friday started at his shrine here, Geo News reported.

Auqaf Department had installed 80 cameras in the premises of darbar to monitor urs celebrations and added that about 300 police cops would perform duty to provide protection to the visitors.

Moreover, nine walk through gates have also been installed in addition to 167 security guards with metal detectors for security purpose.

Camp offices of WAPDA, WASA, Civil Defence and first aid have also been established to facilitate the pilgrims.

About 500 Mashaikh, Sajjadgaan, religious scholars and Naat Khawan will paraticipate in urs celebrations besides 200 spiritual personalities including Sajada Nasheen Hazrat Moeenuddin Chisti Ajmairi of Ajmair Sharif (India), Syed Muhammad Bilal Chisti, Pir Sarwar Chisti and Dewan Syed Tahir Nizami Sajada Nasheen of Hazrat Khawaja Nizamuddin Aulia