KARACHI: Youm-e-Ashur is being observed throughout the country today with due solemnity and reverence to pay homage to the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain Razi Allah-ho Anho and his companions at Karbala.
On this occasion, different mourning, Alam, Zuljinah and Taazia processions are being taken out in all big and small towns.
In Rawalpindi, the main mourning procession is taken out from Imambargah Colonel Maqbool Hussain which will terminate at Imambargah Qadeemi.
In Karachi, the main procession is taken out from Nishtar Park which will culminate at Imambargah Hussainia Irania.
In Lahore, the main procession is taken out from the Nisar Haveli. It will terminate at Karbala Gamay Shah after passing through its traditional route.
In Peshawar, over a dozen Alam, Zuljinah and Tazia processions are being taken out. The main procession is taken out from Qissa Khawani Imam Bargah Alamdaar.
In Quetta, the main procession is being taken out from Alamdar Road. After passing through its traditional route it will end at its starting point.
Similarly, in Muzaffarabad, main Taazia, Alam and Zuljinah processions are being taken out from Markazi Imambargah Pir Ilam Shah Bukhari and terminate at the same place after passing through their traditional routes.
Similarly, dozens of Taazia, Alam and Zuljinah procession are being taken out in four Districts of Baltistan region.
In Skardu, the main procession is being taken out from Imambargah Hussainabad. It will terminate at its starting point after reaching Qatal Shah and Ziarat-E-Shuhda-I-Karbala.
Majalis-e-Sham-e-Ghariban will be held at evening to pay homage to the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Husain [R.A] and his companions in Maidan-e-Karbala for the sublimity and glory of Islam.
Meanwhile, elaborate security measures have been taken by the government deploying thousands of military, para-military and police force to avoid any untoward incident.