Thousands rally across Pakistan ahead of Ashura

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Hundreds of Shiite Muslims have rallied throughout varied components of Pakistan forward of tomorrow’s non secular occasion of Ashura, or “Day of Remembrance”.

The holiest day on the Shiite Muslim calendar is noticed every year on the 10th day of Muharram, the primary month of the Islamic yr, to mourn the seventh century dying of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

At Saturday’s rally in Islamabad, hundreds of Shiite Muslims have been seen beating their chests with their arms and flagellating themselves with knives connected to chains.

Authorities have stepped up safety throughout the nation following intelligence stories that militants might goal Shiites this week.

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