OUR STAFF REPORTER SIALKOT - The celebrations of the 676th annual Urs of Saint Hazrat Imam Aliul Haq (RA) remain continued here which has an important religious occasion in Sialkot district. There were thousands of people present at the shrine of Hazrat Imam Aliul Haq during the Urs ceremonies. Hundreds of thousands of his devotees from across the country participated in the Urs celebrations. The devotees were celebrating the Urs with great pomp and show. The shrine of Hazrat Aliul Haq was illuminated. Mahaafil-e-Hussan-e-Qiraat, Naat, and Sammaa were also held in which the Qaris, Naat Khwans and Qawaals from across the country participated. There were appreciable security measures by the district police during the Urs. Latest detective equipment were deployed at the shrine. According to historical facts, Hazrat Imam Aliul Haq came to Sialkot a long time ago. He was a great saint of that time. He was an embodiment of all the qualities and character-traits of the great sufi masters and the pious of the past (salf saleheen). The Hindus worshipped many idols in those days. Hazrat Imam Aliul Haq preached against all these evils. Hazrat Imam Aliul Haq preached the unity of Allah and asked people to worship Him and Him alone. He spread the light of Islam in Sialkot region by motivating hundreds of the non-believers through his Islamic teachings to embrace Islam. He made the hundreds of thousands of the non-believers as Muslims before the creation of Pakistan. While addressing the devotees, the religious scholars paid rich tributes to Hazrat Imam Aliul Haq (RA) for his unmatched and meritorious services for Islam. They urged the people to follow the footsteps of Hazrat Imam Aliul Haq (RA) for the glory of Islam. Egypt, Lanka urged to import surgical instruments from Sialkot: Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (SIMAP) has urged the Egypt and Sri Lanka to ensure the direct trade of surgical instruments from Sialkot, instead of purchasing the local-made instruments through the other countries, as this step would be beneficial for Pakistan, Egypt and Sri Lanka. SIMAP Chairman Jehangir Bajwa stated this while talking to the newsmen here Sunday. He said that there were bright opportunities of direct trade and exports of surgical instruments among Pakistan, Egypt and Sri Lanka. He said that this proposed direct trade would be much cheaper that would also give a boost to surgical industry of the district. Jehangir Bajwa said that the delegations of Sialkot-based surgical instruments exporters would soon attend the trade and industrial exhibitions soon to be held at Egypt and Sri Lanka. He urged both the countries to ensure the developed mutual trade contacts with Sialkot besides ensuring the regular mutual exchange of the trade delegation. The Egyptian and Sri Lankan Envoys assured the full cooperation for boosting the direct exports of surgical instruments from Sialkot instead of purchasing them through the other countries.