Heavy contingent of law enforcers guards mourners

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KARACHI – The mourning processions taken out right here on Friday on eighth of Muharram to recollect the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions culminated peacefully at their designated locations.

Strict safety measures had been taken by the safety businesses on the day that included ban on pillion using in addition to suspension of cell phone and web providers to keep away from any untoward incident.

A lot of individuals, together with girls and kids, participated in the primary procession, which appeared from Nishtar Park and culminated at Imambargah Husanian Iranian, Kharadar peacefully.

The procession, which started after Majlis-i-Aza, handed by way of Numaish Chowrangi, MA Jinnah Street the place the mourners supplied Namaz-e-Zuhrain at Ali Raza Imambargah.

The procession then reached Kharadar after passing by way of its conventional routes – Sea Breeze, Saddar, Tibet Centre, Eidgah and Bolton Market. All of the routes of the procession had been sealed by inserting containers and barricades.

Greater than 6,000 police personnel had been deployed for the safety of the mourners. Three protecting circles had been made across the procession by scouts, police and Rangers. Because the law-enforcement businesses personnel had been deployed to guard the primary procession and majalis, surveillance was additionally carried out by way of closed-circuit tv (CCTV) cameras. All of the retailers in Saddar and alongside the procession routes had been closed by inserting containers on Thursday evening. Sharp shooters had been additionally deployed over 150 rooftops alongside the routes of the procession, whereas the bomb disposal groups additionally swept the world whereas staying forward of the procession.

Scouts organisations, rescue providers and metropolis administration had additionally made essential preparations to facilitate members of the procession.

The Sindh House Division has, underneath Part 144, imposed full ban on pillion using within the metropolis for 3 days from Muharram eighth to Muharram 10th whereas Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, on the directives of the federal authorities, banned cell phone and web providers within the metropolis on Friday from 9am to 9pm.

Furthermore, the Well being Division Sindh and Karachi Metropolitan Company (KMC) declared a state of emergency in any respect public sector hospitals of Karachi and different elements of province and ordered availability of medical doctors, paramedics and medicines.

Medical Superintendent, Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Dr Tahir Aziz Sheikh advised media males that leaves of medical doctors, nurses and paramedical workers had already been cancelled forward.

He mentioned all preparations had been finalised to deal with any emergency.

He additional mentioned that availability of life-saving medicine could be ensured, particularly on the ninth and 10th of Muharram.

He knowledgeable that Orthopaedic Unit-1 and a couple of had been vacated to make room for sufferers in case of any emergency.

He advised media that underneath the contingency plan, sufferers could be divided into three classes: A (severely injured sufferers), B (mildly injured) and C (and sufferers with minor accidents).

He mentioned sufferers of all three classes can be handled as per plan.

Sheikh mentioned safety of the hospital was additionally beefed up in session with the regulation enforcement businesses.

Moreover, managements of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and different hospitals had additionally cancelled leaves of their medical doctors and paramedics forward of Youm-e-Ashur to take care of any emergency.

In the meantime, visitors police has already intimated the general public about alternate routes to be adopted within the wake of blockade of MA Jinnah Street from Numaish Chowrangi to Kharadar and its surrounding routes as a consequence of principal processions of Muharram. 

This information was revealed in Zari Information newspaper. Learn full newspaper of 30-Sep-2017 right here.

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