Web Desk (September 30, 2017): The 9th Muharram processions to be taken out in different cities of the country to commemorate the sacrifices of Imam Hussain (RA) and his 72 companion in Karbala.
Amid tight security arrangements, the mourning processions will be taken out in different cities of the country.
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In Islamabad, the main procession will be taken out from Markazi Imbargah G-6 Islamabad.Tight security arraignments have been made as the Fazle-e-Haq road passing near the Imbargah was closed by police to avoid any incident. Snipers have been posted at high-rise buildings along the route of the procession.
More than 3500 security staff including police personnel and rangers, have been deployed in Islamabad and the procession will be monitored with CCTV cameras.In Rawalpindi, the main mourning procession will emerge from Imambargah Chittiyan Hattiyan and will culminate late night.
In Faisalabad, Police and paramilitary force personnel carried out a Flag March passing through different areas particularly in the sensitive areas. Several processions will be taken out from different areas of the city.In Karachi the main procession of 9th Muharram will emerge from Nishtar Park and while passing through its tradition routes will culminate at Imambargah Hussainia Irania at Kharader in the evening.
Tight security arraignments have been made and MA Jinnah road from Numaish to Kharadar has been closed for all type of traffic and people were not allowed to enter or cross it on foot. The road will also be closed on Wednesday, 10th Muharram.The main procession from Peshawar will be taken out from Husaina Imambargah.
In Lahore the main procession emerged from Pandu street Islampura.
Police has searched every house on the procession routes to ensure fool proof security. Over 3000 security personnel have been deployed in the city.In Rohri, 9th Muharram procession will be taken out from Imam Bargah Shah Iraq under tight security. The procession will culminate at Mandu Khabar after passing through its traditional route.A large number of mourners from Sukkur and other districts will participate in the procession. Tight security arrangements have been made for the safety of the mourners.
Mobile phone services have been suspended in several cities including Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore and other area.