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Youm-e-Ashur to be observed today with religious solemnity, reverence

ISLAMABAD: Youm-e-Ashur, the 10th of Muharram, will be observed with reverence and religious solemnity throughout the country on Friday (today). Tazia, Alam and Zuljinah processions will be taken out in all cities and towns. After passing through their traditional routes, the processions will terminate at main Imambargahs. Zakirs, naatkhwans and religious scholars will highlight the significance of the sacrifice of Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions who laid down their lives for supremacy of justice and…

Imam Hussain’s martyrdom teaches us lesson of faith, steadfastness: Governor KP

PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman, in his message on Ashura, said that the tragedy of Karbala and Imam Hussain's (R.A.) martyrdom teaches us the lessons of faith, steadfastness, perseverance and patience, ARY News reported. In his message on 10th of Muharram, the governor said that Ashura reminds the Muslims of the historic tragedy wherein Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his companions embraced martyrdom at Karbala. "It signifies that great sacrifice offered by the 72 martyrs who chose the path of truth…

Muharram 9 processions conclude peacefully across country

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI/LAHORE: Processions of 9th Muharram were taken out amid tight security and concluded peacefully after passing through their designated routes across the country, ARY News reported on Thursday. In the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, a procession was taken out from central Imambargah in G- 6/2 which was later joined by smaller processions reaching from Rawalpindi and other adjoining areas of the capital. It was also joined by processions taken out from Imam Hussain Mosque G-10, Barakahu village…

Aleem Khan directs fool-proof security arrangements for Ashura processions

LAHORE: Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan on Thursday directed the provincial administration to ensure best possible arrangements and strict monitoring on 10th of Muharram for Ashura processions, ARY News reported. During his visit the control room at Deputy Commissioner's Office, Aleem Khan said that every officer and official should remain vigilant till midnight of 10th Muharram and perform duties with national zeal and fervor. Abdul Aleem Khan also directed the local body authorities to ensure proper…

Pillion riding banned for three days in Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh government has banned pillion-riding across the province for three days as part of its measures to provide foolproof security to Muharram processions and gatherings. A notification issued by the provincial home department said that a ban has been imposed on pillion riding for three days. It would end at midnight of Sept 21. Mobile phone services will also remain suspended in some areas of the province. Meanwhile, the 8th of Muharram-ul-Haram is being observed in Karachi like other parts of the…

Mobile phone services to be suspended in some areas for Muharram security

KARACHI: The cellular services will be suspended in different cities of the province including Karachi from September 19 to 21 due to Muharram security. According to reports, the mobile phone services will be suspended in areas particularly the routes of Ashura processions. The authorities are expected to suspend mobile services in cities including Shaheed Benazirabad, Khairpur, Larkana, Shikarpur and Hyderabad. Reports quote Sindh home secretary as saying that the decision for not suspending the cellular services…

Capital police issue traffic plan for 8, 9 Muharram

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has devised a special traffic plan for Muharram-ul-Harram and decided to deploy more than 566 policemen including officers and jawans on various routes of processions to avoid any inconvenience to the road users. SSP Traffic Farrukh Rasheed will himself monitor the arrangements while four DSPs and 19 Inspectors will also perform duties to ensure smooth flow of traffic and guide the road users about alternate routes to avoid any inconvenience. Islamabad Traffic Police arranged…

Govt announces public holidays on 9th, 10th of Muharram

KARACHI: The federal government has declared public holidays on 9th and 10th of Muharram all over Pakistan, ARY News reported. This was stated in a notification issued by the interior ministry. The 9th and 10th of the following Islamic month will fall on 20th and 21st of September respectively. Strict security measures have been adopted in all parts of the country to counter any untoward situation during these days. Closure of cellular services have also been sought for security reasons. Prime Minister Imran Khan…

Administration imposes Section 144 in Peshawar until 10th Muharram

PESHAWAR: The District Administration imposed section 144 till 10th of Muharram in the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure peace and security in the holy month. The notification issued by the district administration read that pillion riding, wall chalking, distribution of objectionable material, pasting posters on walls especially on mosques and Imambargahs would be banned for 10 days. The letter further detailed that printing and circulation of objectionable material, display and carrying of weapons,…

Muharram messages: PM, President lay stress on promoting religious harmony

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi have stressed upon promoting unity, tolerance and  religious harmony in their messages on the advent of the holy month of Muharram, ARY News reported. The premier and the president laid stress upon collective efforts towards the progress and prosperity of the country by leaving aside petty regional, personal and racial hatreds and prejudices. They said the month of Muharram preaches the message of sacrifice, love and brotherhood, compassion, religious…