By Our Correspondent
ISLAMABAD : Ashura processions are being held across the country and in different parts of the world today in remembrance of the great sacrifice of the grandson of the Holy Prophet, Hazrat Hussain (RA).
The sacrifices of the martyrs of Karbala are being commemorated and tributes are being paid to them by the Zakirs.
Mobile phone service has been shut down in several cities across the country due to security concerns.
The main Ashura procession, which emerges from the inside of the Nisar Haveli cobbler’s gate in Lahore, continues on its traditional routes.
The main Ashura Day gathering in Karachi was held at Nishtar Park, after which the main procession was found, which will follow its traditional route and end at Shah Khorashan.
The streets and roads leading to the procession route have been sealed with containers for the security of the procession.
Police and Rangers personnel will also be deployed at the corridor buildings, and a bomb disposal squad will search the procession corridor.
Mobile phone service has also been suspended in the procession corridor and adjoining areas.
More than 5,000 officers and men have been deployed for the security of the procession, including women personnel, SSU commandos and RRF men.
Snipers have also been deployed on tall buildings along the procession routes.
The procession will also be monitored by CCTV from the command and control room.
Traffic on the procession route has been diverted to alternative routes.
The main Ashura procession in Quetta will be from Alamdar Road.
The main procession in Rawalpindi will leave Tili Mohalla Imambargah Ashiq Hussain at 11 am.