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Bohras from across globe observe Ashra in Karachi

Karachi, Oct 6 (UNI) After a gap of 21 years, thousands of Bohra community members from across the globe, including Indians, participated in their annual congregation here in Karachi, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement today.


The statement said that more than 21,000 people including nearly 12000 Indians took part in the congregation.


The event was organised during Muharram in Karachi from September 22 to September 30 after a gap of 21 years, the statement added.
Bohra Community members are returning to their countries after the culmination of their annual congregation.
A number of Indian citizens who travelled by road through Wagah border Gate expressed their acknowledgement for peaceful environment and hospitality extended to them during the stay, states the Pakistan Army's media cell.
Director General Punjab Rangers visited the facilitation centre established at Wagah border for their arrival/ departure.
The Pakistani Consulate had established special counters within the premises and dedicated extra staff to facilitate the community for visa issuance.
"The mission is pleased to have issued visit visas to the Bohra community members for Pakistan on very short notice," a diplomat at the Consulate said.


Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Moazzam Ahmad Khan told the Geo TV that the Government of Pakistan has given special permission to missions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to issue visas to the Bohra community.
‘’I am very grateful to our consular staff who worked extra-hours just to facilitate the Bohra community with issuing visas on an urgent basis,’’ the ambassador said. Khan also expressed his satisfaction over Pakistan’s improving image as a peace-loving country.
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