KARACHI: As elsewhere, the Youm-e-Ashur, 10th of Muharram, was observed in Karachi on Wednesday with due solemnity and sanctity amid strict security to pay homage to the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions at Karbala.
The main mourning procession which started from the Nishter Park here in the morning, concluded peacefully at Husanian Iranian in Kharadar in the evening.
Earlier, a Majlis was held at Nishter Park in the morning and it was addressed by Allama Talib Jauhri.
Following the Majlis, the main mourning procession was taken out from Nishter Park. It passed through its traditional route.
The participants of the mourning procession offered `Namaz-e-Zohrain’ at the Tibet Centre.
The mourning procession concluded in the evening peacefully at Husanian Iranian, Kharadar.
Strict security arrangements were made and the personnel of Rangers and Police had been deployed for security duty.
A police statement said that under the contingency plan, some 6,120 police officers and jawans performed security duty for the main mourning procession in Karachi. Monitoring was also carried out through the cameras.
The mobile phone service in the city was suspended in the afternoon for security reasons. Pillion riding was also prohibited to ensure peace in the city.
The mourners processions of 10th Muharram-ul-Haram was taken out in different areas of the federal capital includingG-6/4 and I-10/2, which culminated peacefully.
The processions in Nilor, Jhangi Syedan and Sihala were also taken out on their traditional routes. A geat number of mourners and devotees participated in the processions in memory of the supreme sacrifice made by Imam Hussain(AS) and his family for Islam.
Capital Development Authority, Rescue 1122, hospitals and civil defence department remained alert to face any untoward incident. Security cameras, walk through gates and metal detectors were
In addition, main Ashura processions also culminated in Quetta, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Multan, Bahwalpur, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Abbottabad, Gilgit Baltistan and other cities. – APP