Chehlum of Imam Hussain (AS) to be observed today


RAWALPINDI: Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) will be observed across the country today with religious fervour amid tight security.

Processions will be taken out and congregations will also be held in every major city of the country to remember the sacrifice of Imam Hussain (AS).

Foolproof security arrangements have been made for the processions and a large number of security personnel have been deployed at every route to avoid any kind of untoward incident.

All cellular phone services will also remain suspended in the following cities to counter any threats of terrorism.

PUNJAB: Lahore, Nankana Sahab, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat,Narowal, Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Sargodha, Khushab, Bhakkar, Toba Tek Singh, Multan, Sahiwal, Okara, Pakpattan, Rahim Yar Khan

KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA: Nowshera, Kohat, Bannu, Laki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Tank, Abbottabad

SINDH: Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Khairpur, Jacobabad, Shikarpur

AZAD KASHMIR: Muzaffarabad, Baagh, Haveli, Mirpur, Kotli


A ban on pillion riding has also been imposed in some cities.