Imran Khan visits Ajmer dargah
Ajmer: It was a memorable visit of the legendary Imran, to Ajmer, who had come to this holy town for the first time in his life. Though he had toured India twice with the Pakistani cricket team, it was not until 7 Nov 2004 that the former Pakistani captain and president of the Tehrik-e-Insaaf Party, visited the shrine of the Sufi saint, Khawaja Moinuddin Chisty. Along with his personal staff, Imran arrived in Ajmer amidst high and tight security. The local police had a tough time controlling the unprecedented crowd, at the dargah, and finally when Imran came out of his car, he waved for about five minutes to the waiting crowd and then entered the shrine.
Later, speaking to the press, the legend said that it is cricket which will bring the two nations together closer again and that the people of both the nation love cricket, which will eventually bring peace to the Subcontinent. Imran said that in the next election, his Tehrik-e Insaf will come to power inshaallah.
Imran was accorded a warm welcome in the Anjuman Syedzadgan. He wrote in the register that he found "roohani sukoon" (spiritual solace), in the holy shrine of the great Sufi saint.
Syed Afzal Ali Shah
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