Youm-e-Ashur observed with due solemnity, reverence
Yaum-e-Ashur was observed across the country with due solemnity to pay homage to the supreme sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain Razi Allah ho Ta'ala Anho and his devoted companions in Karbala. Alam, Zuljinah and Taazia processions were taken out in all cities and towns of the country.
Ulema and Zakireen highlighted the teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A.) and various aspects of Karbla tragedy.
Meanwhile, elaborate arrangements had been made to ensure security of mourning processions and majalis.
Police and other law enforcement agencies had been deployed to ensure law and order situation.
In Lahore, Majalis had been planned while processions of 10th Muharram-ul-Haram will also be taken out from different parts of city.
The main process of 10th Muharram-ul-Haram was taken out from Nisar Haveli, inside Mochi Gate, which was concluded at Karbala Gaamay Shah, after passing through its traditional route inside the Lahore Walled City.
Thousands of Police Personnel and other law enforcement departments had been deputed on routes of all processions to avoid any untoward incident while CCTV cameras had been installed on the routes of processions especially the main processions.
Meanwhile, a Monitoring Cell was functional at IG Office Lahore to monitor the Muharram-ul-Haram processions.
Similar processions were also taken in different parts of the province.
In Rawalpindi, the central procession of Ashura emerged from Colonel Maqbool Imambargah which after passing through its traditional route culminated at the Qadeemi Imambargah.
In Sindh, main Muharram procession was taken out from Nishtar park in Karachi which culminated at Imam Bargah Hussania Irania at Kharadar.
Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah visited the route of main mourning procession in sadder and MA Jinnah road in Karachi and inspected security arrangements.
He met with organizers of the procession and directed officials concerned to provide all facilities.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the main Alam and Zuljinnah procession of 10th Muhrram was taken out from Imam Bargah Alamdar-e Karbala Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar after Juma prayer. Mobile phone services had been suspended in provincial metropolis due to security reasons. Similarly, Alam and Zuljinnah processions were being taken out in Kohat, Bannu, Hangu, Lakki Marwat, Parachinar, D.I.Khan and other cities and towns of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In Balochistan, the main procession of Alam, Tazia and Zuljinnah was taken out from Imam-Bargah Nichari Alamdar Road in Quetta which will culminate at its destination after Maghrib prayers.
A control room equipped with CCTV cameras had also been set up to monitor the procession.
In Azad Kashmir, small and big Alam, Zuljinah and Taazia processions were taken out in all 10 districts.
In Muzaffarabad, main procession was taken out from Central Imam Bargah which terminated at the same place after Maghrib prayer.
Youm-e-Ashur was also observed in Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday.
To pay reverence to supreme sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A.) and his companions in Karbala processions were organized in all three divisions.
In Gilgit, the main Ashur procession started from Jama Imamia mosque at 8 am which passing through traditional route culminated in same place at 4:30 pm.
Gilgit-Baltistan administration made security plan to ensure protection of mourners during Ashur processions.
Meanwhile, traffic on Karakorum Highway between Rawalpindi and Gilgit-Baltistan wasnot be suspended.