Tight security for Muharram processions all over the country


Processions for 9th and 10th Muharram will take out with limited protection in different places of Pakistan. Meanwhile, actions have been implemented to prevent any unpleasant occurrence on the ejaculation of the Muharram grieving interval — Ashura. Security programs to make sure the protection of processions are already in place while the Ministry of Water and Power has guaranteed continuous electricity for both days.

Amongst the 12 regions of Punjab the Govt will closed down cellular phone services across the region on the day of Ashura, Oct 24, from 8am to onwards. A ban on pillion driving is already in position for both days. Police resources said that regional RPOs and DPOs from Punjab would have the choice of closing down cellular services of places regarded flashpoints.

Mobile phone services in Karachi and adjacent places have begun closing down while there is no visitors on the streets as the Sindh Govt declared both 9th and Tenth Muhrram as public holidays. For the overall protection during Muhrram, the provincial Govt has assigned more than Rs100 million. According to this top news, a complete of 27,942 employees is implemented in Karachi for Muharram protection.

An extensive protection strategy has been ready for Imambargahs and Ashura processions in the Blochistan and Quetta as well. Speaking at a media meeting a couple days ago, DIG of Quetta, Imtiaz Shah informed the media that over 5,000 security officials, such as those from the Frontier Corps and three battalions of military, would be implemented around Imambargahs and along the tracks of grieving processions. Three military battalions would stay on stand-by as well.

In Peshawar, the man in the procession for 9th & 10th Muharram in Peshawar will take out of Imam Bargah Hussainia Area Cedar Street beginning morning hours. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cops had announced Peshawar, Hangu, Kohat and Dera Ismail Khan as the most delicate regions for Muharram. According to a declaration from the cops, 429 Muharram processions will be taken out in the region, while 940 majalis will take position during the 30 days. Access of the Afghan people and other unrelated people in Peshawar is prohibited while pillion driving is prohibited in the internal areas of the town and along procession tracks. Walk-through gateways have been set up to make sure quick and easy protection.


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