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Chehlum of Karbala’s martyrs being observed countrywide

KARACHI: The Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions martyred in Karbala tragedy is being observed Tuesday (today) with traditional religious solemnity, amid tight security measures countrywide. The main mourning procession of Chehlum in Karachi will be taken out from Nishtar Park, which will end at Hussainia Iranian Imambargah in Kharadar after marching its traditional route. As part of security measures, pillion riding has been banned in Karachi and other cities across Sindh by the government under…

Millions attend Arbaeen commemoration in Karbala

KARBALA: An estimated 14 million pilgrims thronged Karbala on Friday to mark the annual Arbaeen commemoration, as Baghdad looks to wipe out the militant Islamic State group that has targeted their branch of Islam. Under tight security, around 14 million worshippers crowded into the golden-domed mausoleum, beating their chests in unison against a background of religious music. Tens of thousands of security personnel and Shia militiamen were deployed, as in past years, around the perimetres of the sanctuary as well as on…