Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) observed across country



Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions was observed across the country on Tuesday with religious fervour.

According to the details, foolproof security arrangements were made for the processions to avoid any untoward incident.

Mobile phone services were also suspended in different areas of all major cities.

The main procession in Rawalpindi was led by a number of religious leaders, which was joined by two other processions and later culminated at the Imambargah Qadeemi.

Rawalpindi City Traffic Police (CTP) had earlier finalised a comprehensive traffic plan for the Chehlum. According to the plan, there was a complete ban on parking of any vehicle, motorcycle and handcarts on the route of processions.

In Peshawar, the main Chehlum procession originated from the Qissa Khawani Bazaar amid tight security and concluded peacefully.

In Lahore, the main procession set off from Haveli Alif Shah amid tight security and continuous monitoring through Safe City cameras. More than 15,000 police officers were also deployed on its routes. Over 500 officers and traffic wardens ensured the smooth flow of traffic across the city.

In Karachi, the main procession guarded by at least 16,000 law-enforcement personnel set off from Nishtar Park and culminated in Kharadar. Mourners, including men, women and children, marched about 15km to Imambargah Husainian Iranian, where Allama Talib Jauhari addressed the main congregation after sunset.

In Hyderabad, the central procession originated from the Qadam Gah Maula Ali and culminated in Dadan Shah. In Sukkur, the procession was taken out from the Central Imambargah. Processions were also organised in Badin, Jacobabad, Mirpurkhas, Badin and Tharparkar.

In Quetta, the main procession was taken out from Imambargah Jaffar Sadiq which was later joined by smaller processions at Alamdar Road.