Ashura being observed across country amid tight security

Ashura is being observed across the country with due solemnity on Tuesday to pay homage to the sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his devoted companions in Karbala amid tight security to avoid any untoward incident.

According to Radio Pakistan, processions are being carried out in various cities as thousands of security personnel have been deployed on the routes of procession and mobile phone services are partially suspended in sensitive areas across the country.



In Rawalpindi, the central procession of Ashura has emerged from Imambargah Col Maqbool Hussain, which will culminate at Imambargah Qadeemi after passing through its designated route.

Strict security measures are in place to ensure peace and security. Walk-through gates and CCTV cameras have also been installed.

Meanwhile, in Lahore, main Shabeeh e Zuljinah procession of 10th Muharram was taken out from Nisar Haveli inside Mochi Gate of Old Walled City which will culminate at Karbala Gaamay Shah this evening.


In Karachi, the main Majlis of the day will be held at Nishtar Park from where the main procession will also be taken out after the concluding of the Majlis.

The procession, after passing through its route at MA Jinnah Road will culminate at Imambargah Hussainian Iranian Kharadar in the evening.

Meanwhile, the central morning procession of Ashura in Hyderabad emerged at Qadam Gah Moula Ali which after passing through various routes will culminate at Karbala Dadan Shah this evening.


In Peshawar, the main Alam and Zuljinah procession of 10th Muharram was taken out from Imambargah Agha Syed Ali Shah Qissa Khawani Bazaar this morning which after passing through its traditional routes will be concluded at its starting point in the evening.


The main mourning procession of was taken out from Punjabi Imambargah Marriabad in Quetta city which after passing through its conventional routes will conclude at this very point after Maghrib Prayers in the evening.


In Gilgit, the main procession will start from Central Imamia Mosque at morning which passing through main bazar will culminate at same in evening.

Gilgit-Baltistan administration has made foolproof security arrangements to ensure protection of all processions besides security on Karakorum Highway and Naran Babusar road.

The main procession will be monitored by CCTV cameras from safe city control room.

1,258 majalis will be held in different parts of Sialkot district during Muharram

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