KARACHI: Karachi traffic police has released the traffic plan for 8, 9 and 10th of Muharram (Ashoora) .
Here is the complete chart with details.
Eighth Muharram: the main mourning procession will start on September 29 at 01: 30pm from Nishter Park and culminate at Hussainian Iranian Imambargah via Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto Road, Mehfil-e-Shah Khurasan, MA Jinnah Road, Mansfield Street, Preedy Street, (again) MA Jinnah Road, Baba-e-Urdu Road, Nishtar Road, Bara Imam, Altaf Hussain Road (old Napier Road), MA Jinnah Road, Boltan Market, Bambai Bazar and Nawab Muhabbat Khanji Road.
Ninth Muharram: the mourning procession of Shia Ulema will start on September 30 at 9:00am from Martin Road Imambargah and reach at Nishtar Park where a Majlis will be held, then the procession will start from Nishtar Park and culminate at Hussainian Imambargah in Kharadar following the same route of eighth Muharram.
Tenth Muharram: the procession will start at 9:00am from Nishtar Park and end at Hussaininan Iraninan Imambargah in Kharadar following the same route of eighth and ninth Muharram.
When the procession will embark on route from Nishtar Park, the influx of vehicular traffic coming from the city will be diverted from Soldier Bazaar, Coast Guard and Ankle Sarya Chowk to Jubilee or Nishtar road.
Cellphone services to remain suspended
It also emerged on Wednesday that the Sindh home department has decided to suspend cell phone services in major cities of the province including capital Karachi, Hyderabad and Khairpur on 9th and 10th Muharram.
According to ARY News correspondent Arbab Chandio, the Sindh home department has also decided to shut down cellphone services and wireless internet services from 9 AM in the morning to 9PM in the evening on 9th and 10th of Muharram (Ashoora).