Muharram-ul-Haram moon has been sighted and the 1st of Muharram is on Friday (today). This was announced by Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman after a meeting in Karachi on Thursday. He said Youm-e-Ashur will be observed on August 30th.
In order to avoid peace violation during Ashura days, the district administration has banned pillion riding of a motorcycle in Islamabad.
According to the details, Pillion riding of the motorcycle will be banned in the federal capital from 8 to 10 Muharram. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad has issued a notification banning pillion riding.
On the other hand, The Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad Division Syed Mohsin Ali Shah vowed that in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Code of Conduct would be strictly implemented during Muharram and all Imambargas would be disinfected with anti-virus sprays before and after holding of Majalis (mourning congregations).
Chairing a meeting to review the security and other arrangements on Thursday, Commissioner participants would use face masks during the Majlis and ensure the social distance while participation of elders and children in Majalis and mourning processions would be prevented as all of us have to work jointly to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
He said that holding of mourning processions and Majalis without a valid permit would be prohibited while playing instigating materials would also be completely banned. The commissioner directed all deputy commissions to wipe out hatred wall chalking with the support of municipal staff.