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Video: Restrictions in Occupied Kashmir for Muharram processions

In Occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities imposed strict restrictions in Srinagar to prevent people from taking out Muharram processions. The authorities deployed Indian troops and police and paramilitary personnel in full riot gear across the city to stop the Muharram processions. Pedestrian as well as vehicular movement was barred with the placement of razor-fitted wire…

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Video: Ashura observed in Middle East, Europe, Australia

Millions of Muslims staged passionate mourning ceremonies in commemoration of the day in history that witnessed the martyrdom of the icon of sacrifice – Hazrat Imam Hussain Razi Allah ho Ta’ala Anho. Yaum-e-Ashur, the tenth of Moharram, was not only observed in the Muslim world but also in Europe where the faithful paid homage to…

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Yaum-e-Ashur observed with due solemnity

KARACHI/LAHORE/PESHAWAR: Yaum-e-Ashur, the tenth of Moharram, was observed on Sunday across the country with due solemnity to pay homage to supreme sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain Razi Allah ho Ta’ala Anho and his companions in Karbala. Alam, Zuljinah and Taazia processions were taken out in all cities and towns of the country where Ulema…

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Youm-e-Ashura: Mobile phone services suspended across major cities

KARACHI/LAHORE/PESHAWAR: Cellular services were suspended across the major cities of Pakistan on Saturday to in accordance with security arrangements for Youm-e-Ashur rallies being taken out across several cities of the country.  A notification by the Home Department of Sindh had on Friday stated that cellular services across several cities of Sindh which included Karachi, Hyderabad,…

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Video: Traffic plan of Ashura in Karachi

City Traffic Police have evolved a comprehensive traffic plan to facilitate people on Ashura-e-Muharram in Karachi. The main procession will be taken out on the M.A Jinnah Road in the morning and will culminate in Kharadar in the evening on Sunday. Watch this video…

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Ashura’s holidays announced

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has announced two public holidays on account of Ashura (Muharram 09 and 10) which falls on September 30 and October 1, 2017. A notification issued in this regard on Friday said there would be public holidays on September 30 and October 1, 2017 in all offices, institutions, Banks etc in…

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Pillion riding to be banned on Muharram 9,10

LAHORE: Commissioner Lahore Abdullah Khan Sunbal on Saturday said that pillion riding would be banned on Muharram 9 and 10 in the provincial capital as part of security measures for Muharram processions and gatherings. He said that an application has also been sent to suspend the cellular service at the routes of central procession and…

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President Mamnoon urges shunning sectarianism, terrorism

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized on refraining from the heinous practices of selfish interests, sectarianism and terrorism and stressed promotion of welfare of humanity and brotherhood in accordance with the teachings of Islam. In a message to nation on the commencement of new Islamic year 1439 Hijra, the President said efforts should be made…

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Muharram moon sighted in Pakistan, Ashura on Oct 1

KARACHI: The moon of Moharramul Harram 1439 AD has been sighted in the country and the Ashura would fall on October 1 (Sunday). Chairman Ruet-e-Hillal Committee Mufti Munibur Rehman Thursday announced that Muharam ul Haram moon has been sighted and the first of Muharm ul Haram will be observed on Friday September 22. According to…

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No Durga idol immersion on Ashura to avoid communal clashes, says West Bengal CM

KOLKATA: With Ashura scheduled a day after Dussera this year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked on Wednesday the people to cooperate with each other and not to fall prey to provocation leading to communal problems, reported Times of India. “Some quarters may try to instigate people to flare up communal tension and there…

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Video: Terrorist admits plot to spark sectarian violence during Ashura procession

DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor played a video in which a terrorist admitted that he was behind a plot to fan sectarian clashes between Shias and Sunnis during Ashura procession at Raja Bazaar in Rawalpindi. Watch video of his shocking confession.

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Nisar lauds security agencies for maintaining peace during Ashura

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday lauded all the security agencies for maintaining peace during Muharram-ul-Harram processions across the country. In a statement, Interior Minister said that security agencies including Pakistan Army, Rangers, Frontier Constabulary and police of all provinces had provided high standard security to the Muharram-ul-Harram processions. He thanked the security…

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Cellular phone services resume across Pakistan

KARACHI: Cellular phone services started to resume across Pakistan on Wednesday after a daylong blockage owing to security reasons. The mobile phone service was jammed in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan, Faisalabad, Gilgit Baltistan, Abbottabad, Shujabad, Hyderabad, Sukkur and many other small and big cities on the occasion of Ashura. According to Interior…

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Youm-e-Ashur processions peacefully conclude

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…

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Video: Bilawal’s important message to supporters

Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will lead ‘Salam Shuhda Rally’ to pay glowing tribute to Karsaz martyrs on 16 October 2016 from Bilawal House to Karsaz. Watch what Bilawal has to say to his jiyalas.

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Millions flock to Karbala to commemorate Ashura

KARBALA: Millions of Shi’ite Muslims flocked to Iraq’s holy city of Kerbala on Wednesday to commemorate Ashura, a religious day marking the slaying of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Hussein in the 7th century AD in a battle against the Umayyad ruler Yazeed. Visitors came from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and the Gulf as well as Iraq, where…

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Bilawal pays glowing tributes to Karbala martyrs

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has paid the glowing tribute to Hazrat Imam Husain (AS) and other Shaheeds of Karbala, who sacrificed their lives during fighting against the injustice and atrocities and exalted the humanity and honor and dignity of Islam. In a message on 10th of Muharam Youm-e-Ashur, Chairman Pakistan Peoples…

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Curfew prevents Ashura processions in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Curfew continued to cripple life on 96th consecutive day in Occupied Kashmir where Indian authorities restricted Muslims from observing the Ashura. Reports said restrictions have been placed on processions marking Ashura as part of a severe crackdown by Indian forces anxious to quell anti-India protests in the region. Yesterday, scores of people were injured…

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Ashura security: Mobile phone services suspended in various cities

KARACHI: In connection with Ashura security plan, authorities Wednesday closed cellular phone services in different cities. According to our correspondent, the services were suspended at around 12pm for nearly seven hours in Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Nawabshah, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Gilgit and other cities. The decision has been taken on the directives…

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Ashura security: CM Sindh, DG Rangers visit command and control center

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar jointly visited M.A Jinnah Road and reviewed security arrangements for Ashura processions and majalis in the city, Samaa reported Wednesday. According to our correspondent, the CM and Rangers chief visited various points at the M.A Jinnah Road where main Youm-e-Ashur…

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No electricity cuts in twin cities during Ashura: officials

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Monday announced uninterrupted power supply to its consumers on ninth and tenth Muharram ul Harram. “There will be no power load-shedding in the whole region including Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Jehlum, Attock and Chakwal during Ashura,” IESCO’s spokesman told state-run news agency APP. He said this announcement has been made…

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