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Authorities disallow Ashura processions, Friday prayers in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the authorities did not allow carrying out Ashura processions in Srinagar on Friday, after subjecting the mourners to brute force and arresting scores of them including Hurriyat leaders who were scheduled to lead the processions. Friday prayers also could not be held at the historic Jamia Masjid and other mosques in the city due to restrictions. The authorities had created curfew-like situation in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Safa Kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Kothibagh and Rainawari areas while deploying…

Youm-e-Ashur observed today with religious solemnity

Youm-e-Ashur , the 10th of the holy month of Muharram, was observed across the country on Sunday (today) with due solemnity to pay homage to the supreme sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain Razi Allah ho Ta'ala Anho and his companions in Karbala. Alam, Zuljinah and Taazia processions were taken out in all the cities and towns of the country. Ulema and Zakireen highlighted the teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain and various aspects of Karbala tragedy. Strict security measures were made along the routes of…

Security beefed up across the country for Muharram processions

KARACHI: Security has been beefed up across the country for Muharram processions and congregations as thousands of mourners will gather in their respective cities for the annual processions on 8, 9, and 10th of the first month of the Islamic calendar, ARY News reported on Friday.  The major arterial route – M.A Jinnah Road – in Karachi has been sealed for commuters as containers were placed at various points along the road, besides heavy contingent of Rangers and Police have been deployed along the procession route.…

Nation celebrates Eid Milad-un-Nabi today

KARACHI: Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (S.A.W) is being celebrated across the country with religious fervor on Monday (today), ARY News reported. Mehfil-e-Milads are being organized while processions will be taken out across the country to celebrate the birthday of the Hazrat Mohammad (S.A.W). The main processions in connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi will be organised on MA Jinnah Road. A procession will be taken out at 2:30pm and its route will be: Shaheed Masjid Kharadar, Plastic Market, Denso Hall, Light House, Jamia…

Ashura processions conclude peacefully nationwide

KARACHI: Yaum-e-Ashura was observed on Wednesday with due solemnity to pay homage to the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his companions who were martyred on the grounds of Karbala but upheld the sanctity of Islam.  Strict security measures have been made along the routes of processions across the country to avoid any untoward incident. Mobile phone services were also suspended across the city till 7 PM over security concerns. In Karachi, the main procession  started from Nishtar Park at 10pm, and concluded at …

Stringent security in place for Ashura processions

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI/LAHORE: A high-level meeting was held in Islamabad to review the law and order situation during Muharram-ul-Haram. Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan chaired the meeting. The meeting was told that necessary security arrangements have been made for Ashura processions. In Islamabad, main Ashura procession will be taken out today and the administration has finalized all arrangements to maintain peace and tranquility on the occasion. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed the…