Tag: Muharram

DCO clears way for Muharram processions

OKARA - Okara DCO Babar Shafi, on the directions of Commissioner Tariq Mehmood Khan, cleared the Moharram processions' way of hand carts and illegal encroachments. DCO has directed to keep the markets and roads free of all such hand carts during Moharram processions.
The hand carts owners held a protest against this order and demanded Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to take action against it. The employees of Tehsil Municipal Administration, on Monday night, under the leadership of

‘LJ planning attacks on Muharram processions’

LAHORE: Terrorists of Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi, arrested recently from various cities, revealed during interrogation that they had plans to attack Shia processions in Muharram, security officials on Friday told Pakistan Today.
The officials said that this Muharram would be the biggest challenge for the law-enforcing agencies across the country as it appeared that Punjabi Taliban led by Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi had set to inflict maximum damage to Shia community, during Muharram. The

DIG inspects security for Muharram

LAHORE: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Rao Sardar Ali Khan visited processions and Majalis held in different areas of the provincial metropolis on Friday and checked the security arrangements. He visited a procession held in Islampura and Majalis held in Zaidi House Shah Jamal and Imambargah Qasre Abu Taalib, Shadman.
He directed the officials to remain alert during the month of Muharram to avert any untoward incident. He appealed to the participants of Majalis and processions

Muharram moon not sighted, Ashura on 17th

LAHORE: The Muharram moon was not sighted on Monday and the Yaum-e-Ashura will now fall on December 17, 2010. Mufti Muneebur Rehman, chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, told reporters in Peshawar that no testimonies for the sighting of the moon were received from across the country. The 1st of Muharram will be on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, a high level meeting chaired by Interior Minister Rehman Malik reviewed the overall security arrangements for the month of Muharram

Comprehensive security plan for Muharram unveiled

ISLAMABAD: A comprehensive security plan with an appeal to all the religious leaders to create harmony and avoid any remarks which may hurt the sentiments of others was unveiled here on Monday that would help maintain peace in the month of Muharram.
A meeting was held at the Ministry of Interior under the chairmanship of Interior Minister Rehman Malik to review the arrangements for the month of Muharram. The meeting was attended by the secretary interior, all the provincial home

41 clerics barred from KP during Muharram

PESHAWAR: Forty-one clerics have been banned entry to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) during the upcoming month of Muharram-ul-Haram to prevent any untoward incident, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to details, a security plan will be developed by the KP government to provide maximum security to people. "The clerics have been banned to maintain peace in the province," a government official asking not be named told Pakistan Today.
Those banned include Said Raza Hussian, Said

Tribesmen resent Muharram security measures in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The tribesmen on Friday rejected the district administration's security plane for the Muharram citing that it would deny them entry to the metropolitan.
They said it was discriminatory decision as it implied as if all the tribesmen were terrorist or saboteurs. On 24 November, the district administration had imposed Section-144 and banned wall-chalking, use of tinted glasses in the vehicle, pillion-riding and brandishing weapons at the public places.

CID arrests six, foils terror plot to target Muharram procession

KARACHI: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday arrested six alleged members of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), believed to be plotting an attack on a procession in the upcoming holy month of Muharram procession.
The men were arrested in an early morning raid in the city's Manghopir area. CID SP and AEC chief, Omer Shahid Hamid, told a press conference along with SSP Chaudhry Aslam Khan, that the six men were identified as Qari Dawood, Nafees Abbas, Ikramul