Youm-e-Ashur, the 10th of Muharram, is being observed today with reverence and religious fervour throughout the country. Every year, this day is observed to remember the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions. Mourning processions will be taken out in all cities and towns of the country.
In Lahore, main Shabih-e-Zuljinah procession of 10th Muharram will be carried out from Nisar Haveli inside Mochi Gate of Old Walled City and will culminate at Karbala Gaamay Shah on Tuesday evening, where Shaam-e-Ghareeban will be held.
In Karachi, Youm-e-Ashur’s main procession will be carried out from Nishtar Park after Majalis in the morning, which will conclude after passing through the traditional routes at Imam Bargah-e-Hussainan Iranian at Maghrib.
Strict security arrangements have been put up along the routes of the procession.
In Punjab, more than 900 CCTV cameras have been installed along routes of main processions and other sensitive areas to keep a strict check on any doubtful activity and more than 10,000 police officers and security personnel, including 370 female authorities are on duty today.
Pakistan Rangers Sindh, Police and other law enforcement agencies personnel have been deployed on the routes to provide security, while the roads and streets have been sealed in the procession route.
Cellular services have also been partially suspended in different cities
President, PM’s messages:
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister (PM) Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif have shared separate messages to mark Ashura.
President Alvi in his message remembered the sacrifices made by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions.
The Prime Minister in a tweet said, “As humanity navigates multiple challenges & seeks to break the logjam it finds itself in, it must seek guidance from the exemplary character of Imam Hussain (RA) & his companions. The virtues of patience, loyalty, unity & tolerance can defeat the forces of division, chaos & anarchy.”
Other politicians including Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Pervaiz Elahi shared messages on the day of Ashura.