Апреля 20 2018

10th Muharram: Authorities impose restrictions, foil processions

Апреля 20 2018, 10:06 | Irvin Gilbert

Route Map for 8 9 and 10th Muharram procession in Karachi


In the past the service mostly remained suspended for security reasons on the ninth and 10th of the holy month.

Ulema and Zakireen will shed light on the bright and candid teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his great companions. The main congregations and Muharram processions will start after getting clearance from bomb disposal squad.

Amid rampant militancy and sectarianism, stringent security arrangements have been put in place to avoid any untoward incident on Ashura days.

In order to keep law and order situation under complete control, the government also chose to ban pillion riding in sensitive cities of the country, including Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar, as part of Ashura security arrangements. The main procession will be taken out after the majlis from Nisthar Park.

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Later, the procession headed towards Bolton Market and culminated upon reaching at Hussainiya Iranian Imambargah, Kharadar.

The Superintendent police Quetta Syed Javed Iqbal Garsheen told Radio Pakistan's Quetta correspondent that three thousand security personnel have been deployed for the security of mourners. In Lahore, the procession emerged from Nisar Havel and concluded at Imambargah Karbala Gamay Shah.

Internet services were also observed to have been disrupted in some areas of Karachi.

A ban on motorcycle pillion riding was also in place in Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta, whereas the metro bus in Islamabad and Rawalpindi too remained non-operational on Sunday.

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