Islamabad – The principle ninth Muharram procession within the federal capital concluded peacefully beneath the strict safety blanket of legislation enforcement companies on Saturday.
The procession began at afternoon, adopted its conventional route and ended at night inside due time settled by the town administration.
Together with the heavy deployment of safety forces, together with police and rangers, the volunteers have been additionally current to maintain the safety cordon strict.
After the Majlis-e-Aza, the procession moved from the Principal Imambargah of G-6 and passing by means of the streets 33 to 40, Sector (G-6/1&2) and Melody Market, ended at its starting level Imambargah Asna-e-Ashri.
Together with human safety, walkthrough gates have been additionally put in at totally different entry factors from the place the members have been being allowed after verifying their Nationwide Id Playing cards (CNICs).
A lot of individuals, together with households reached the procession to point out respect and acknowledge the sacrifice of Karbala martyrs.
Lengthy queues of autos have been seen parked on the Jinnah Avenue and the members needed to stroll to satisfy the procession.
In the meantime, strict safety measures additionally brought on difficulties for the commuters with out private autos, they should stroll kilometers.
Fazl-e-Haq Highway, from Kulsoom Worldwide Hospital to Polyclinic Chowk was closed from each ends for all form of motion. The entry level of Kulsoom Worldwide Hospital was closed by inserting containers.
As per the safety plan issued by the administration, round three,500 police and different companies personnel deployed on the route guarded the procession. Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) additionally accompanied the safety forces.
SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiyani speaking to media stated that strict safety measures have been taken to keep away from any untoward scenario and the police personnel are actively performing their obligation.
He additionally stated that Ulema and administration have efficiently negotiated to culminate the procession after Maghrib.
Equally, the Islamabad Visitors Police (ITP) additionally deployed greater than 500 officers on varied routes and introduced diversion plan of the visitors.
In accordance with plan, the seventh Avenue from F-6 Chowk to Soharwardi Highway, likewise Fazal-e-Haq Highway from China Chowk to Kalsum Plaza have been closed for common visitors.
The highway from Iqbal Corridor to Melody Chowk, Municipal Highway from Markazi Jamia Masjid to Polyclinic Chowk, Luqman e Hakeem Highway from Polyclinic to Lal Quarter whereas G-6 service highway from G-6/2 Chowk to Lal Quarter Chowk have been additionally closed and visitors was diverted.
One other procession began from Imambargah Musa Kazim in Sector I-10, begun at 12:00pm and ended at morning 5:00 after passing by means of varied routes.
Varied roads, together with I-10 Markaz, CDA Chowk #1, Katarian bridge, IJP Highway (Pirwdhai and Faizabad space) remained closed for visitors whereas residents have been diverted to IJP highway to succeed in I-10 (Sabzi Mandi) from Faizabad, Murree highway, Bhara Kau or Khana bridge.
The stated avenues and roads resulting in Imambargahs remained closed for common visitors for twelve hours from eight:00am to eight:00pm.
The metro bus companies additionally remained suspended within the metropolis; nonetheless the cell service was not jammed regardless of taking different safety measures.
Hospitals on Excessive Alert
The federal capital hospitals, together with Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Federal Authorities Providers Hospital (FGSH) and Capital Improvement Authority (CDA) hospital additionally remained on excessive alert through the ninth Muharram procession.
As per the notification issued by PIMS administration, PIMS is placed on excessive alert throughout 30-09-2017 to 01-10-2017. All heads of the departments, in-charges of Scientific and Non-Scientific Areas are requested to make needed preparations to deal with any untoward scenario.
Furthermore, it must be strictly ensured that shift employees stays accessible at their place of obligation and anxious officers are requested to maintain their cell telephones/land line ‘On’ and keep in touch on the phone alternate for replace”.
Speaking to Zari Information, Spokesperson FGSH (Polyclinic) hospital Dr Sharif Astori stated that the hospital is on excessive alert and facilitating the mourners in procession.
He stated that two ambulances and a medical staff moved together with the procession for medical support whereas different ambulances are additionally prepared.
“Because the Imambargah was close to to Polyclinic hospital so the work load is extra as in comparison with others,” he stated.
Dr Astori additionally stated that 5 instances of heatstroke and 6 flagellated mourners have been introduced into the hospital and have been discharged after giving first support.
As per the great safety plan for Muharram greater than 11,500 safety personnel, together with federal police, rangers and Frontier Constabulary would carry out its obligation.
He additionally stated the blood financial institution saved 100 luggage in its reserves for emergency scenario.
This information was revealed in Zari Information newspaper. Learn full newspaper of 01-Oct-2017 right here.