Ashra congregation: 21,000 Bohras from across globe participate

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By Muhammad Luqman
More than 21,000 members of Bohra community from across the globe, including about 12,000 Indians, participated in their annual congression in Karachi, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement .
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 congression.
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 wing.
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.
Hundreds of Bohra community members flock to Karachi to observe Muharram Ashra

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