Today ninth Muharram’s central procession will start Nishtar Park in Karachi as grieving processions are being taken out all over the country to pay respect to the sufferers of Karbala. Protection and security have been stepped up for the mourning processions and spiritual gathering all over the nation, while cellular assistance has been suspended along with the ways of the processions. All paths pointing to the routes of mourning processions have been sealed as the authority enforcing agencies controlling the members of the processions.

The DIG Maqsood Ahmed said “Over 700 policemen from the safety division have used for the processions, while 500 SSU commandoes adding women have also been posted for safety in Karachi, Special SWAT teams have also been directed on backup alert to tackle any unsuitable situation. On Monday, The traffic police announced the city’s route and diversion program to support motorists choose the best and possible route for their travels ahead of Ashura processions and Muharram-related religious groups and schedules for the Muharram 8, 9, and 10 1443 A.H.

By Fatima Sadaf khan

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