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CM Shah Assures Extra Security Measures This Year

Karachi (October 01, 2017): Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said on Sunday that extra strict security measures have been taken this year to avoid any unwanted incident.

Shah was addressing media personnel after monitoring the Ashura procession in the city.

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He said that around 27,000 foreign nationals were visiting the city’s Saddar area in the last two weeks due to the presence of the Bohra community leader.

The chief minister also apologised for the inconvenience caused to the public due to the security arrangements and alternative traffic route plan.

The security measures have been put in place due to the persisting threats, he said.

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Ashura processions began all around the country on Sunday morning to mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions at Karbala, Iraq on Muharram 10.

Cellular and internet services remain suspended in Karachi.

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In Karachi, the main jaloos (procession) began in Nishtar Park with a majlis recited by Allama Shahenshah Hussain Naqvi.

The procession then planned to proceed to Numaish Chowrangi, from where it will follow MA Jinnah Road towards Regal Chowk, and pause at Tibet Centre from Zuhr prayers.

Following this, the procession will head towards Bolton Market and conclude at Irania Hussainia Imambargah.

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