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A policeman stands guard at a majlis website in Faisalabad Oct 1. Photograph: Zari Information

Ashura processions begun throughout the nation Sunday morning to mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions at Karbala, Iraq on Muharram 10. 

Mobile and web providers have begun to be suspended in Karachi, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Kashmore, Khairpur, Haripur, DI Khan and Lakki Marwat, amongst different areas.  

In the meantime, the motorbike pillion using ban continues to be in place in Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta whereas the metro bus in Islamabad and Rawalpindi can even stay non-operational as we speak.

Route plan for Ashura procession in Karachi 

In Karachi, the principle jaloos (procession) started in Nishtar Park with a majlis (deal with) recited by Allama Shahenshah Hussain Naqvi.

The procession then deliberate to proceed to Numaish Chowrangi, from the place it’s going to observe MA Jinnah Street in the direction of Regal Chowk, and pause at Tibet Centre from Zuhr prayers.

Following this, the procession will head in the direction of Bolton Market and conclude at Irania Hussainia Imambargah.

Tight safety has been deliberate all through the metropolis with over 6,000 personnel deployed together with a heavy contingent of Rangers.

Snipers have been stationed in balconies of the buildings lining the procession’s conventional route in addition to on rooftops of skyscrapers, from the place safety officers may have an eagle’s eye point-of-view of the procession.

With regard to additional safety and security inside the procession, followers and mourners might be required to enter by way of walk-through gates, put in with steel detectors.

In Rawalpindi, the principle Ashura procession will begin at 11am from Imambargah Ashiq Hussain.

In response to the police, 7,000 police personnel, in addition to paramilitary forces, have been deployed for the occasion.  

In Lahore, the Ashura procession started with the normal majlis at Nisar Havel. It’s going to then proceed by slender alleyways of the ‘previous metropolis’ and conclude within the night at Imambargah Karbala Gamay Shah.

In Peshawar and Quetta, the processions commenced from Imambargah Agha Syed Ali Shah Rizvi and from Rehmantullah Chowk on Alamdar Street, respectively. 

Messages from PM, President

Of their messages, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have urged Zari Information to advertise nice traits of sacrifice, unity and self-discipline.

In his message, the president mentioned the nation can do away with all political and social points like extremism by deciding the road of motion conserving in view Imam Hussain’s (RA) sacrifice.

He mentioned whereas commemorating the sacrifices of Imam Hussain (RA) and his members of the family, we should always preserve in view his aims and techniques, which give a resolution to the problems of humanity, notably these confronting us.

And in his message, the premier mentioned conserving in view the interior and exterior threats confronting the nation we should always shun our non secular, sectarian and ethnic biases.

He mentioned the sacrifices of the martyrs have proved that the reality is destined to dwell without end whereas the destiny of the falsity is elimination.

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