Youm-e-Ashur to be observed today with due solemnity

Youm-e-Ashur, the tenth of Muharram, will be observed on Tuesday across the country with due solemnity to pay homage to the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain Razi Allah ho Ta’ala Anho and his devoted companions in Karbala.

The mourning processions will be taken out in all the cities and towns of the country. 

Ulema and Zakireen will highlight the bright and candid teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A.) and various aspects of Karbla tragedy.


In Peshawar, the main Alam and Zuljinah procession of Ashura will be taken out from Imambargah Agha Syed Ali shah Qissa Khawani Bazaar on Tuesday.

Fourteen other processions will be taken out from different Imambargahs which will join the main procession.

The procession after passing through its traditional routes will terminate at its starting point in the evening.

Similar processions of Tazia, Alam and Zuljinah will also be taken out in Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, Hangu, Lakki Marwat, Parachinar and Dera Ismail Khan districts.

Strict security measures have been taken to ensure peaceful atmosphere on the occasion of Youm-e-Ashur.   


To pay homage to Imam Hussain (R.A) and Martyrs of Karbala Youm-e-Ashur will also be observed in Gilgit-Baltistan on Tuesday.

A total of 188 processions will be brought out across Gilgit-Baltistan out of them six processions will be carried out in Gilgit.

In Gilgit, the main procession will start from Central Imamia Mosque at mooring which passing through main bazar will culminate at same in evening.

Municipal Corporation has completed cleanliness campaign on procession routes besides sweeping route by special branch.

A spokesman of Home department told our Gilgit correspondent that said elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure protection of all processions besides security on Karakorum Highway and Naran Babusar road.

Mobile phone service will be suspended five to eleven am tomorrow.

Action plan has been made and deployment of police and law enforcement agencies would be made soon.

Control room has been set up in Home department Gilgit phone numbers are following 920266 and 920208.

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