KARACHI: Processions ‘Youm-e-Ashura’, the martyrdom day of Hazrat Muhammedan Hussain (AS), his family, and devoted companions, was commemorated across the country yesterday (Tuesday).
The mourning processions were taken get in all the cities and towns of the country as Muslims were playacting rituals to mark the Ashura.
Muharram is the month of mourning for the seventh-century martyrdom of Hazrat Muhammedan Hussain (RA), the grandchild of the last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW).
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah declared that during the Moharram procession, no untoward incidents were reported from any place across the country.
He disclosed that from Moharram first until ninth, quite 6,000 Majalis were controlled amid tight security of 6,150 rangers’ personnel.
Strict security measures were ensured by the native management of various cities and a few road closures were additionally in situ to avoid any untoward incidents.
Law enforcers, together with police, Rangers, FC, and others were deployed on the procession routes. Meanwhile, transportable services were partly suspended as security measures in several cities.
The main procession was start from Nishtar Park after Majalis in the morning.
After passing through its ancient route, the procession terminated at Muhammedan Bargah-e-Hussainan Iraniaan Kharadar in the evening.
Provincial Minister for Information Sharjeel Inam Memon and Minister for Labour Saeed Ghani visited the central room, established to observe the processions.
In Lahore, the most mourning procession was taken out from Nisar Haveli at Mochi Gate, that after passing through its ancient route culminated at karbala Gaamay Shah, wherever Shaam-e-Ghareeban was held.
Overall one hundred seventy processions and one hundred thirty majalis were organized in the Multan district.
The main procession was taken out from Muhammedan Bargah Heera Haidri in the morning that reached Ghanta Ghar within the evening after passing its ancient route.
The main Alam and Zuljinah procession was taken out from Imambargah colonel Maqbool Hussain that culminated at Imambargah Qadeemi whereas passing through the selected routes.
Besides, completely different processions emerged from varied parts of town and were incorporated into the main procession.
The main points of Rawalpindi from wherever processions were taken out embody Muhammedan Bargah Teli Mohalla, Muhammedan Bargah Hifazat Ali Shah Bohar Bazar, Muhammedan Bargah Darbar Sakhi Shah Chann Chiragh, and Yadgar e Hussain Satelite city.
Elaborate security arrangements were made to avoid any untoward incident throughout the mourning processions.
Over 6,000 security officers were deployed to make sure security for the Rawalpindi processions.
In Peshawar, the main Alam, Tazia, and Zuljinah procession was taken out from Muhammedan Bargah Aga Syed Ali Shah Qissa Khwani Bazaar yesterday afternoon. Eleven different processions were additionally taken out from completely different Muhammedan Bargahs that joined the main procession.
Similar processions of Tazia, Alam, and Zuljinah were additionally taken out in Kohat, Khyber, Bannu, Hangu, Lakki Marwat, Kurram, and Dera Ismail Khan districts.
The main mourning procession of Alam, Tazia, and Zuljanah was taken out from Nichari Imambargah at Alamdar Road yesterday morning, which culminated at the same place yesterday evening after passing through its ancient routes.
Earlier, in his message on the occasion of Youm-e-Ashur, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif told that Islam is alive attributable to the sacrifices of Hazrat Muhammedan Hussain (RA) and his companions and these sacrifices provide spirit and hope to the trustworthy in the face of difficulties and challenges.
He said that this day of the unequaled struggle between smart and evil when a group led by Hazrat Muhammedan Hussain (RA) refused to indicate allegiance to evil and stood before the face of a powerful faction.
He said that Hazrat Muhammedan Hussain (RA) became an emblem of spirit, determination, and bravado.
The prime minister said that on the ninth and tenth of Moharram, the family of Hazrat Muhammedan Hussain (RA) and his loyal companions despite an absence of resources challenged the forces of enemies and tyranny that made Islam alive with the sacrifice of their lives on Muharram.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the martyrdom of Hazrat Muhammedan Hussain (RA) is a crucial lesson for the community.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif said that we must always make the philosophy of sacrifice the beacon of sunshine for all of us and face all types of difficulties with bravery and steadfastness for the success of truth.
He said that the country goes through a crucial time that made it all the additional necessary to act with spirit and morality. He said that we have got to show patience, spirit, and commonality to require the country out of the current difficulties.