Security forces were deployed and CCTV cameras were installed to ensure foolproof security for the processions
Youm-e-Ashur was observed throughout the country on Saturday with due solemnity to pay homage to the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions at Karbala.
Ashura processions were taken out in different cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad and culminated peacefully.
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Security forces were deployed and CCTV cameras were installed to ensure foolproof security for the processions.
Pillion riding was banned in many cities and phone networks were also shut throughout the day.
In Karachi, the main procession was taken out from Nishtar Park which culminated at Imambargah Hussainia Irania. In Lahore, the main procession was taken out fromNisar Haveli and culminated at Karbala Gamay Shah.
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In Rawalpindi, the main mourning procession was taken out from Imambargah Colonel Maqbool Hussain which terminated at Imambargah Qadeemi. While, in Peshawar, over a dozen Alam, Zuljinah and Tazia processions were taken out. In Quetta, the main procession was taken out from Alamdar Road.
Elaborate security measures were taken by the government deploying thousands of military, paramilitary and police force to avoid any untoward incident.