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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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Security beefed up in Karachi ahead of Ashura

KARACHI: Strict measures have been make to ensure security to Muharram processions in Karachi and other cities of Sindh on 9th and 10th of Muharram, Samaa reported. Imposing a five-day ban on motorbike pillion-riding across Sindh, the government has deployed thousands of police and Rangers personnel in the metropolis. The law enforcing agencies have been…

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Rangers issue high alert in Karachi ahead of Ashura

KARACHI: Rangers have issued a high-alert as part of security measures ahead of Ashura, Samaa reported. According to a press release issued by Rangers spokesman, the paramilitary took special measures to ensure security in Muharram and decided to use specials machine for verification of identity, linked with NADRA database. The machine will be used to…

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Three holidays announced

SARGODHA: District Coordination Officer (DCO) Danish Afzaal has announced a local holiday in all government and private educational institutions on Monday, Oct 10, for security reasons, said a notification issued here Saturday. The federal and provincial governments have already announced two holidays on 11th and 12th of October in connection with 9th and 10th of…

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CTP issues Ashura traffic plan for Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: In order to ensure security of the mourners processions and smooth flow of traffic during Muharram-ul-Harram, the City Traffic Police (CTP) Friday issued a comprehensive traffic plan. According to the plan, there will be complete ban on parking of any vehicle or handcart on the route of the procession. Chairing a meeting, Senior Traffic…

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt declares two more public holidays

PESHAWAR: The Government Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has declared 11th & 12th October, 2016 (Tuesday and Wednesday) as public holidays on the occasion of Ashura-e-Muharram, said a notification issued by Administration Department, here Thursday. Muslims in Pakistan will mark the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Holy Prophet (PBUH) on Tuesday and Wednesday. It…

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Ashura holidays announced

ISLAMABAD: Two public holidays have been announced on account of Ashura (Muharram 09 and 10) which falls on October 11 and 12. A notification in this regard has been issued by the interior ministry on its website. According to the circular, all public and semi-government institutions will remain closed on October 11 and 11 in…

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Pervaiz pledges foolproof security for Muharram

ISLAMABAD” Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Tuesday called on religious scholars from all schools of thought to work for the promotion of inter-faith harmony, and defeat of sectarianism and extremism. Talking to a delegation of Markazi Imam Hussain Council led by Dr Ghazanfar Mehdi here, the minister said Islam is…

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Youm-e-Ashur observed across Pakistan peacefully

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI/LAHORE: Youm-e-Ashur on Saturday was observed across the country peacefully  as mourners paid tributes to the supreme sacrifices offered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his 72 diehard companions against a tyrant ruler in Karbala (Iraq). The Ashura processions taken out from different localities of Islamabad culminated peacefully after passing through their traditional routes. According…

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Children join elderly family members in Ashura processions

Large numbers of children took part in Ashura processions taken out in Lahore to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions. Watch details in this report.

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Youm-e-Ashur observed in Karachi amid tight security

In Karachi, tens of thousands joined the Youm-e-Ashur processions to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions at the battle of Karbala.  Strict security measures were taken on this occasion owing to terror threats.

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Cellular phone services restored in Karachi, other cities

KARACHI: Mobile phone services were restored in Karachi and other parts of country on Friday night Youm-e-Ashur processions reached their respective destinations. In Karachi, the main Ashura procession reached Imambargah Irania peacefully, resulting in  restoration of phone services in the metropolis. The cellular phone services were shut down in Karachi at 8pm. The measures had…

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Ashura procession in Karachi concludes peacefully

KARACHI: The main mourning procession of Ashura concluded peacefully at the Imambargah Hussanian Iranian in Kharadar here on Saturday evening, an official of the Home Department said. The procession in the city was taken out from the Nishter Park in the morning. It was preceded by a Majlis that was addressed by Allama Abbas Kumaili….

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Crowds mass in Karbala for mourning ritual

KARBALA: Huge crowds of black-clad Shiite faithful massed in the Iraqi city of Karbala Saturday, crying and beating their chests to commemorate Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), who embraced martyrdom in the seventh century. The holy day of Ashura was marred by attacks in Pakistan and Bangladesh but got under way without incident in southern Iraq,…

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Mobile phones to remain silent in major cities

KARACHI/LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Cellular phone services are likely to be suspended in major cities on 10th Muharram to ensure foolproof security to countrywide majalis and processions, Samaa reported. Sources said the services would remain suspended on Ashura from dawn to dusk in almost all major cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta. Reports say authorities have…

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