9th Muharram processions taken out countrywide amid strict security

Pic20-018 LAHORE: Sep 20 – Shia Muslims mourn during the procession of 9th Muharram-ul-Haram in Azakhana Pando Street, Krishan Nagar. ONLINE PHOTO by Sajid Rana

ISLAMABAD: Processions to observe the 9th Muharram were taken out across the country amid strict security arrangements with due solemnity and sanctity to pay homage to the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions in Karbala.

Cities across the nation echoed with nohasmarsiayas and the throbbing sounds of self-flagellation in various majalis and processions.

Ulema and zakireen shed light on the teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his great companions.

In the federal capital 2,586 policemen, Pakistan Rangers and Frontier Constabulary men were deployed to ensure security for 17 processions.

In Lahore, as many as eight DSPs, 19 SHOs, and more than 2,000 policemen under the supervision of two SPs were performing duties to protect the processions of 9th Muharram-ul-Haram.

In Karachi, the traditionally significant areas in connection with Muharrum related activities remained Karbala Gamey Shah, Bibi Pak Daman, Shadman Colony, Model Town, the inside Mochi Gate, Chowk Nawab Sahib, Nisar Havaili, Bhati Gate’s Mubarak Havaili, Pando Street (Islampura), Minhajul Hussain, Niaz Beg village, Khaima Sadaat near Jain Mandir, Bhaekeywal Morr in Iqbal Town, Batapur, Samanabad, Sadar, among many other places of the provincial metropolis.

The main mourning procession of Muharram 9, amidst extra-ordinary security arrangements emerged from Nishter Park.

Law enforcers including police and Rangers along with ladies and gents scouts were deployed all along the route of the main procession, which culminated at Hussainiya Irania Imambargah at Kharadar.