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Youm-e-Ashur was observed across the country

02 October, 2017

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE/KARACHI/PESHAWAR: Scholars on Saturday urged Muslims to rise above parochial differences, narrow mindedness and sectarianism to maintain harmony, unity and brotherhood in their ranks in accordance with the golden principles of Islam and by following the path of Imam Hussain (AS) as nation prepares to observe Yaum-e-Ashur today with due solemnity to pay homage to the supreme sacrifice rendered by Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions in Karbala.

Mourners across the country on Saturday paid homage to the martyrdom of Imam Husain (AS) and his companions in the tragedy of Karbala, with 9th Muharram processions in all major cities of Pakistan peacefully culminated at their designated destinations after sunset.

In Karachi, major procession was held at Hussainian Iranian Imambargah in Kharadar amid strict security measures, which included a ban on pillion riding and suspension of mobile phone and internet services.

In Peshawar, major procession was initiated from Imambargah in Saddar Bazaar around 10am and progressed through designated routes and later culminated at the same starting point. Similarly, Zuljinnah majalis were held across the city.

In Lahore, major procession emerged from Islampura under stringent security, provided by the personnel of police, elite force and Rangers.

The Muharram procession in Islamabad began at 1pm from Asna Ashari, the central Imambargah, in Sector G-6/2. The procession commenced after zuhrain prayers and, after passing through its designated route, returned to the Asna Ashari Imambargah at night.

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