ISLAMABAD (APS) October 11, 2016- The mourning processions to commemorate tragic events of Karbala on 9th Muharram are being taken out in various cities across the country amid tight security.
In Islamabad, the procession will be taken out from G-6 at 1pm and will culminate at Imam Bargah before Maghrib after passing through Melody.
Strict security arramgements are in place for the procession. Roads have been blocked by containers, shops have been sealed, snipers are deployed in buildiings, BDS officials will carry out sweeping and area will be searched by sniffer dogs.
In Lahore, a Zuljinnah procession started from the Atia Ahle Bait Imam Bargah on Nicolson Road after Majlis-i-Aza at 7am.
In view of security, mobile phone service has been suspended and pillion riding has been banned. Officials of police, Rangers and FC will be deployed on the routes of the procession.
In Rohri, 9th Muharram procession was taken out from Imam Bargah Shah Iraq under tight security. The procession will culminate at Mandu Khabar after passing through its traditional route.
A large number of mourners from Sukkur and other districts are participating in the procession. Tight security arrangements have been made for the safety of the mourners.
The procession is being monitored using helicopter surveillance while police and Rangers personnel have been deployed along the route of the procession.
In Hyderabad, the mourning procession was taken out from Latifabad No.2 amidst strict security. A Majlis-i-Aza addressed by Hassan Abbas Jaffery was also held before.