Published On: Fri, Oct 23rd, 2015

Tight Security As 9th Muharram Processions Underway

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KARACHI : Amid tight security measures, mourning processions of 9th Muharram are being taken out in different cities to pay homage to the martyrs of Karbala.

As a security measure against probable terrorist attacks on mourners, the cellular networks have been switched off in the select sensitive cities of Pakistan till evening. The services would also remain suspended on Ashura (tomorrow) in most of the cities from dawn to dusk.

According to correspondent, the main procession of 9th Muharram in Islamabad will be taken out from Imambargah Asna-e-Ashri in Sector G-6. The procession will pass through its traditional route and culminate after Maghrib prayers.

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Shi'ite Muslim men touch a decorated horse during a Muharram procession ahead of the Ashura festival in Lahore Pakistan

 

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