Ashura processions end peacefully across Pakistan

Ashura processions end peacefully across Pakistan

KARACHI: Ashura processions, in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions at Karbala, culminated across the country Sunday evening, amid stringent security measures for the safety of mourners.

The main Ashura procession in Karachi began from Nishtar Park with a Majlis (address) by Allama Shahenshah Hussain Naqvi.

The procession then proceeded to Numaish Chowrangi, from where it followed MA Jinnah Road towards Regal Chowk, and paused at Tibet Centre for Zuhr prayers.

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

Over 6,000 security personnel were deployed along the routes of the main procession in Karachi.

Snipers were stationed in balconies of the buildings lining the procession's traditional route as well as on rooftops of skyscrapers, from where they had an eagle's eye view of the procession.