Ashura was observed across the country with due solemnity on Tuesday amid tight security to avoid any untoward incident to pay homage to the sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his devoted companions in Karbala.
According to Radio Pakistan, processions were carried out in various cities concluded peacefully as thousands of security personnel were deployed on the routes of procession and mobile phone services remained partially suspended in sensitive areas across the country.
In Rawalpindi, the central procession of Ashura emerged from Imambargah Col Maqbool Hussain, which culminated at Imambargah Qadeemi after passing through its designated route.
The Metro bus service remain closed in view of security measures.
Strict security measures were in place to ensure peace and security. Meanwhile, in Lahore, main Shabeeh e Zuljinah procession of 10th Muharram was taken out from Nisar Haveli inside Mochi Gate of Old Walled City which concluded at Karbala Gaamay Shah this evening.
In Karachi, main procession was taken out from Nishtar parak which after passing through Peoples Chowrangi, Saddar dawa Khana and Bolten market culminated at the Imam Bargah Hussenian Iraniana Kharadar.
Strict security measures were taken on the occasion. There is ban on pillion riding in the city whereas cellular services partially suspended in some areas of the city.
Meanwhile, the central morning procession of Ashura in Hyderabad emerged at Qadam Gah Moula Ali which after passing through various routes culminated at Karbala Dadan Shah this evening.
In Peshawar, the main Alam and Zuljinah procession of 10th Muharram was taken out from Imambargah Agha Syed Ali Shah Qissa Khawani Bazaar this morning which concluded after reaching its final destination.
More than eighteen thousand personnel of police and other law enforcing agencies were deployed in different parts of the province including aerial surveillance of the procession routes was carried out to maintain law and order.
The main mourning procession of Alam, Tazia and Zuljinah was taken out from Punjabi Imambargah Marriabad in Quetta city which after passing through its conventional routes concluded.
In Gilgit, the main procession started from Central Imamia Mosque and after passing through traditional routes culminated at the same venue.
Meanwhile, the Imamia Council, in its resolution, expressed solidarity with Kashmiris and condemned the Indian atrocities on them.
The council also appreciated the Gilgit Baltistan administration for making the elaborate security arrangements to ensure protection of all processions.
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