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Monday Aug 08 2022
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Web Desk

Muharram processions today across Pakistan amid tight security, sans mobile services

By
Web Desk
Mourners during a procession in Islamabad. — AFP/File
Mourners during a procession in Islamabad. — AFP/File

The country is marking the 9th of Muharram today with due solemnity and sanctity with stringent security measures in place, particularly on the routes of processions, to avoid any untoward incident.

Muharram is the month of mourning for the seventh-century martyrdom  in a battle in Karbala of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), his family and companions.

In Karachi, the main procession was set to begin at 1pm from Nishtar Park, pass through MA Jinnah Road, Saddar's Empress Market, Tibet Centre and end at Hussainia Iranian Imambargah in Kharadar.

The 500-year-old historical procession of No Dhala Tazia in Rohri moved on its traditional route.

The main procession in Lahore was to take off from Pando Street, Islampura, and end in the same place after passing through the designated route.

The main procession in Islamabad was to emerge from Markazi Imambargah Asna Ashri in Sector G-6/2 and culminate at the same place after passing through its traditional route.

Peshawar's procession was to depart from Imam Bargah Hussainia Hall at 10am, and the main procession in Quetta was to depart from Mekangi Road at 1:30pm.

Strict security arrangements have been made across the country and mobile services have also been partially suspended in many cities.