Ashura being observed with solemnity today, strict security measures are in place
Youm-e-Ashur, the tenth of Muharram, is being observed today across the country with due solemnity to pay homage to the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain Razi Allah ho Ta’ala Anho and his devoted companions in Karbala.
Taazia and Zuljanah processions will be taken out in all cities and towns of the country today in memory of martyrs of Karbala.
Youm-e-Ashur is being observed in Sindh including Karachi as elsewhere in the country today.
The main Majlis of the day will be held at Nishtar Park from where the main procession will also be taken out after the concluding of the Majlis.
The procession, after passing through its route at M.A. Jinnah Road will culminate at Imambargah Hussainian Iranian Kharadar in the evening.
Ulema and Zakireen highlighted the bright and candid teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A.) and various aspects of Karbala tragedy.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made to avoid any untoward incident during the mourning processions.
In Rawalpindi, the central procession of Ashura has emerged from Imambargah Col. Maqbool Hussain, which will culminate at Imambargah Qadeemi after passing through its designated route.
The mourners will hold Sham-e-Ghariban Majlis at Imambargah Qadeemi.
Sabeels of water, milk and tea have been set up along the route of the procession in remembrance of famine like situation faced by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions.
Strict security measures are in place to ensure peace and security.
Walk-through gates and CCTV cameras have also been installed to check the entry and exit of people at various points.
The Metro bus service is closed today in view of security measures regarding Youm-e-Ashur.
Meanwhile, the central morning procession of Ashura in Hyderabad emerged at Qadam Gah Moula Ali which after passing through various routes will culminate at Karbala Dadan Shah this evening.
Mobile service has been suspended in Peshawar city to avoid any untoward incident.
Similar processions of Tazia and Zuljinah were also taken out in Hangu, Parachinar, Kohat, Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan today.
Similarly, Sham-e-Gareeban will be held at each and every Imambargah tonight during which the philosophy of Martyrdom embraced by Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his companions will be highlighted.
The main procession will be monitored by CCTV cameras from safe city control room.
Health department and NGOs have set up medical camps to provide treatment facility to mourners.