Amid tight security, 9th Muharram processions successfully proceed to their destinations

ISLAMABAD, Sept 09 (INP): Amid tight security, the 9th Muharram processions held in various cities across the country on Monday to pay tribute to Imam Hussain (AS) and his followers who sacrificed their lives for Islam at Karbala 1,400 years ago, successfully proceeded towards their destinations.

Thousands of mourners attended the 9th Muharram processions held in various cities.

Through deployment of large number of security personnel, snipers positioned at rooftops, closure of various road by placing containers, CCTV cameras and aerial monitoring, foolproof security arrangements were made for the mourners.

In various cities, mobile phone services along the procession routes of Muharram 09, remained suspended.

In Karachi, the main procession started from Nishtar Park and culminated at Hussainian Iranian Imambargah in Kharadar via the following route: Nishtar Park, Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Road, Mehfil-e-Shah-e-Khurasan, MA Jinnah Road, Mansfield Street, Preedy Street, back to MA Jinnah Road, Bolton Market, Bombay Bazaar, Kharadar, Nawab Mahabat Khanjee Road and Hussanian Iranian Imambargah.

More than 7,000 policemen have been deployed across Sindh to maintain law and order during the processions. Over 10,000 policemen have been deployed in Karachi, 19,496 in Hyderabad and 17,042 in Larkana.

The main procession in Lahore departed from Nisar Haveli, Mochi Gate, passing through Mohalla Chehl Bibian, Imambargah Syed Wajid Ali Shah, Sunehri Masjid, Dabbi Bazaar, Tehsil Bazaar, Ucchi Masjid, Bhatti Chowk, and culminated at the Karbala Gamay Shah.

In Islamabad, the biggest mourning procession departed from Markazi Imambargah Asna Ashri, in Sector G-6/2, and passing through different imambargahs and culminated where is started from. More than 10,000 policemen were deployed to ensure the security of different processions.