Youm-e-Ashur to be observed with religious reverence in Pakistan


Islamabad : Youm-e-Ashur, the tenth of Muharram will be observed with religious reverence and solemnity throughout the country today (Sunday).

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The day is observed to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain Raziallah-O-Tallah Anho and his companions at Karbala to uphold the truth, PTV reported. Saturday.

Tazyiya, Alam and Zuljinah processions will be taken out in all cities and towns across the country.

On this occasion, special security arrangements have been made for the maintenance of peace and sectarian harmony. Police, rangers and troops have been deployed outside Imambargahs.

The provincial governments are keeping a strict vigilance, and for this purpose, security cameras have been installed.

Comprehensive security arrangements have been made in Islamabad, and close circuit cameras have been installed on the traditional routes of the procession. Police pickets have been established on all entry and exit points of the capital where every vehicle is being checked.

All hospitals have been asked to remain alert for any emergency situation.

Security has been tightened in Rawalpindi where police personnel and rangers have been deployed on the routes of the procession. Participants of the processions have to undergo check with the help of walk-through gates and metal detectors.

In Lahore, strict security arrangements were made for the procession of the 9th of Muharram.

Security and vigil has also been tightened in all the Imambargahs and routes of the processions. The district government has set up a central control room at Nasir Bagh and hospitals have been directed to be ready for any emergency situation. People entering Imambargahs are being checked with the help of metal detectors to ensure their security.

In the NWFP, stringent security measures have been taken in the sensitive districts including Peshawar, Hangu, Kohat and Dera Ismail Khan. In Peshawar city, all roads leading to sensitive areas and Imambargahs have been sealed and strict security has been ensured for the processions. Additional contingents of frontier constabulary and police have been deployed.

In Quetta, stringent security measures have been taken with additional troops deployed on all entry and exit points. All vehicles are also being checked.