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Ashura processions underway amid tight security

KARACHI: Amid stringent security, Muslims all over Pakistan commemorate Ashura, the 10th of Muharram, today to pay tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions for their great sacrifice in Karbala. Multilayered security has…

Muharram moon not sighted, Ashura on Sep 21

KARACHI: The moon of Muharram-ul-Haram, the first month of the Hijri year of 1440, was not sighted in Pakistan; therefore the Ashura will fall on September 21. Chairman Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman presided over the meeting of the moon…

Ashura could fall on Sept 22

KARACHI: Muharram-ul-Haram, the first month of the next Islamic lunar calendar, is likely to begin on September 12, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department. If the Muharram month begins on Sep 12, then Ashura, which marks the…