KARACHI: Chief Minister (CM) Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Sunday said that exceptional security measures have been taken for Muharram processions and congregations, besides the visit of Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin – spiritual leader of Bohra community – to the city.
The chief minister was addressing media after monitoring the security measures for Ashura procession in the city.
“It was the due responsibility of the provincial government to avoid any untoward incident in the city as 27,000 foreign nationals were visiting the city’s Saddar area amid presence of their [Bohra] community leader,” Shah said.
He also apologised the masses for the inconvenience caused due to stringent security measures in the city, adding the measures were put in place in view of the persisting security threats.
Dr Saifuddin had arrived in Pakistan from India on Sept 15 to spend the initial mourning days of Muharram in Pakistan.
The Chief Minister, Governor Sindh, and MQM-P leaders met the spiritual leader and participated in majlis last week.
The governor had expressed his gratitude to Dr Saifuddin for visiting Karachi after a long time for observing Muharram with Bohra community members in the city.
After attending the majlis (congregation) last week, Governor Sindh Zubair commended Bohra Jamaat for contributing in the city’s economic activities, adding that the country’s development and prosperity is linked with development of the metropolis.