ISLAMABAD: Mourning processions of 9th Muharram were being taken out in different cities of the country to pay homage to the martyrs of Karbala amid fool-proof security arrangements, which are underway on the designated routes.
For ensuring security, police, Rangers, FC and other paramilitary forces personnel have been deployed to avoid any eventuality.
Mourning procession across the country including Karachi have been taken out, which are underway on their designated routes.
Authorities have decided to close mobile phone services in sensitive cities of Pakistan till evening. The services would also remain suspended on Ashura (tomorrow) in most of the cities from dawn to dusk.
Pillion- ridding in major cities have also been banned.
The main procession of 9th Muharram in Islamabad was taken out from Imambargah Asna-e-Ashri in Sector G-6. The procession is on the way on its traditional route and will culminate after Maghrib prayers.
In Lahore, the main procession was taken out Pando Street Islampura and, after passing through its traditional route, will return to end at the starting point.
In Karachi the main procession will be taken out from Nishtar Park. It will culminate at Hussainia Iranian Imam Bargak, Kharadar after passing through Numaish Chowrangi, M.A Jinnah Road, Empress Market and Light House.