The preparations for Itikaf 2019, the second largest spiritual gathering after the one held at the Two Holy Mosque got underway. Separate arrangements are being made for the male and female residents of Itikaf. The registration process for those intending to attend Itikaf has been initiated across the country and a central desk has been set up at the central secretariat for this purpose. The registration will remain open till the 15th of Ramazan and those who would not register themselves till that time will not be able to attend Itikaf. Hundreds of the people from abroad will also become part of the Itikaf City.
Jawad Hamid, Secretary of the Itikaf City, has demanded of the government to exempt the area from load-shedding, saying that thousands of people participating in the Itikaf will need water, adding that given the hot weather conditions, it is important that uninterrupted supply of electricity is ensured. Decoration of the Itikaf City has also been started.
Jawad Hamid visited the venue of Itikaf and inspected the arrangements. Shahzad Rasool, Saeed Akhtar, Ilyas Doger, Sanaullah Khan, Zeeshan Baig, Mian Zahid Javed, Yonis Noshahi and others were present on the occasion.