PESHAWAR: Undeterred by security threats, mourning processions on Muharram 9 and 10 will pass through their historic routes.
The main procession on Muharram 9 will start at 9am from Hussainia Hall imambargah in Saddar Cantt, pass through Kala Bari and Fawara Chowk, and culminate at Hussainia Hall at 3am.
The Muharram 10 procession will begin at 11am from Agha Sayed Razi Shah imambargah in Kuchi Baazar, within the walled city. Mourners will march through Kucha Jan Muhammad Khan. The procession will end at Agha Mustafa Shah imambargah in Muhalla Khudadad.
Another procession has been planned to start at 2pm from Imamia imambargah, which will go towards Muhallah Khudadad, an area adjacent to Qissakhwani bazaar. The procession will end at imambargah Agha Mustafa at around 5pm.
Later at 2:30pm, another procession will start at Agha Syed Alam Shah Jaffery imambargah from Kuchi Bazaar and will pass through Qissakhwani baazar and dhakki shahidan, eventually returning to its starting point.
At 3 pm, a procession will begin from Haji Malik Rehman imambargah in Kuchi Bazaar, walk within the city walls, pass through Kuchi Bazaar, Kucha Risaldar, Qissakhwani baazar and will culminate at its starting point by taking the route of Kohati Gate.
Another procession will start from Agha Sayed Haider Shah imambargah at 4pm and pass through Jehangirpura in Muhalla Rassi Wata. Adding to this, another small procession will start from 4:30pm at Syed Najaf Ali Shah imambargah in Muhallah Khudadad.
At 6:30pm on Muharram 10, a sham-e-ghariban majlis will be held at Akhundabad imambargah.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 24th, 2012.