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Mark your calendars: Government announces 2019’s public holidays

The public will be getting a total of 14 days off

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January 9, 2019

 

Ban on Ashura processions: Indian police arrest scores of mourners in Srinagar

Indian govt has imposed curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar

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September 21, 2018

 

Youm-e-Ashura observed across the country amidst tight security

Special security arrangements have been made in order to avoid any untoward incidents

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September 21, 2018

 

Mobile services to remain suspended in Karachi and other cities on Friday

Phone services to remain inactive from 7am to 12pm

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September 20, 2018

 

Never Forget Part 4 of 5 | The Cycle of Remembering

A Sozkhwan speaks about his technique

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September 20, 2018

 

Muharram 9 procession passes Numaish in Karachi

Internet and cellular services suspended in cities 

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September 20, 2018

 

Muharram moon not sighted, Ashura on Sept 21

The first month of the Islamic calendar will begin on September 12 (Wednesday) while Ashura will be observed on September 21 (Friday)

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September 10, 2018

 

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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October 1, 2017

 

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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October 1, 2017

 

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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October 1, 2017

 

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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October 1, 2017

 

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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September 30, 2017

 

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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September 29, 2017

 

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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September 23, 2017

 

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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September 21, 2017

 

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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September 21, 2017

 

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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August 24, 2017

 

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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August 21, 2017

 

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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October 12, 2016

 

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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October 12, 2016

 

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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October 12, 2016

 
 
 
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