Youm-e-Ashur being observed today
Karachi – The day is being observed throughout the country to pay homage to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS)and his companions.
Ashura‚ the 10th of Moharramul Haram is being observed today with due solemnity and sanctity to pay homage to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS)and his companions who laid down their lives to preserve the uprightness of Islam in Karbala.
Zuljinah and Taazia processions have been taken out in all cities and small towns.
Majalis are being held all across the country where ulema and zakreen highlighting the philosophy of Karbala incident and paying tributes to the martyrs of Karbala.
Meanwhile, in Karachi‚ the main procession has been taken out from Nishtar Park. Overall seven hundred big and small processions are being taken out from various parts of the city.
In Lahore‚ the main Zuljinnah procession was taken out from Nisar Hawaili at midnight last night. It would terminate at the Karbala Gamay Shah this evening after passing through its traditional routes.
In Peshawar‚ the main procession will be taken out from Imambargah Qissa Khawani Bazar after Zohar prayers. It will terminate at the same point after passing through its traditional routes.
And in Quetta‚ the main procession of Youm-e-Ashoor will be taken out from Imambargah Alamdar road today and will terminate at the same point.
Meanwhile‚ the Federal and Provincial governments have taken strict security measures to maintain law and order on the occasion. The law enforcement agencies have been put on high alert throughout the country to deal with any eventuality. Pillion riding has been banned and cell phone service suspended in more than eighty cities. Close circuit cameras have also been installed at sensitive points to keep watch on Majalis and processions.