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Zardari prays at Ajmer Sharif, donates $1million

The Pakistani President accompanied by his son Bilawal Sunday offered prayers at the dargah of the Sufi saint.

Published: 08th April 2012 07:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:23 PM   |  A+A-

AJMER: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari accompanied by his son Bilawal Sunday offered prayers at the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and announced a donation of $1 million for the shrine.

"President Zardari prayed here...He announced a donation of $1 million for the shrine," Syed Zeeshan Kaptan, the Khadim or caretaker of the dargah, told IANS.

According to Kaptan, the father-son duo spent around 10 minutes at the tomb of the Sufi saint also known as Garib Nawaz, and recited verses from the pocket sized editions of the holy Quran they were carrying.

Both Zardari and Bilawal offered separate chadars at the shrine which they had brought from Pakistan.

Both received gifts from the Khadim.



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