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Yaum-e-Ashur: Leaders send out messages to remember Karbala martyrs’ sacrifices

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

30th Aug, 2020. 02:31 pm
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Yaum-e-Ashur greetings

The 10th of Muharram, Yaum-e-Ashur is being observed today with sobriety to pay homage to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions who laid down their lives in Karbala.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Dr Arif Alvi and political leaders have sent out messages to commemorate Yaum-e-Ashur, urging people to follow in the footsteps of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) in resisting tyranny and oppression.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tweeted: “Let us draw strength from the legacy of Imam Hussain Ibn e Ali (R.A), the embodiment of bravery and determination in the face of oppression and tyranny. May we learn to meet every challenge ahead with the same fortitude and courage.”

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz said the 10th of Muharram is the day of the victory of truth. “Ashura is a message of resistance against oppression,” he said.

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif said: “Mankind will remain indebted to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) for his supreme sacrifice in the path of truth & justice. His example of patience & trust in Allah in the face of extreme brutality & oppression has been a source of inspiration to the oppressed people around the world!”

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said deeds and teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain are a beacon of light for Muslims. “Torture and enforced disappearances are also a tyranny and the Yom-e-Ashur this year is significant also as it falls on the eve of international day of the disappeared.”

Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said Karbala is the greatest example of raising voice and rendering sacrifice for truth.

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar  said tyranny and falsehood wherever it may be, whether nearer the home or far away, whether in Kashmir or in Palestine, must be fought and the tyrant’s head put down.

However, Majalis (religious gatherings) will be held across the country where Ulema will highlight the philosophy of Karbala and pay tributes to the martyrs.

Strict security arrangements have been put in place to thwart off any unwanted incident, while Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been issued for the mourning processions after consultations with the religious scholars to stem the spread of coronavirus.

The day started with special prayers at mosques and Imambargahs while all markets and businesses will remain closed on the day of Ashura.


In Karachi, the main procession will begin at Nishtar Park and travel to the Imambargah Hussaina Iranian.


In Lahore, it will begin at the Nisar Haveli and finish at Karbala Jam-e-Shah.


In Faisalabad, the procession will start off from Aza Khana Shabbir while in Peshawar it begins from the Agha Syed Ali Shah Rizvi Al Maroof Jan Imambargah.


Quetta’s main procession starts on Alamdar Road and its route has been entirely sealed.

Mobile Phone Services 

Mobile phone service across the country has been suspended and pillion riding has been banned as security measures for the processions.

In Sindh, cellular services were suspended for 8, 9, and 10th Muharram.

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