9th Muharram procession ends peacefully

The Central ‘Alm and Zuljinah’ procession that was taken out from Imambargah Hussainia Hall in cantonment to pay tributes to Shaheed-e-Karbala for their matchless sacrifice for supremacy of Islam, was peacefully culminated here Saturday afternoon amid tight security. The main Zuljinnah procession on 9th Muharram, started from Imam Bargah Hussainia Hall Saturday morning and went through the prescribed route. The mourners performed Zuhar and Asar prayer at Kalabari Fawara Chowk and offered special dua for progress and prosperity of Muslims Ummah, Pakistan and martyrs of Karbala. The participants of the procession recited ‘Nauhas’ to pay tributes to the martyrs of Karbala and passed through the specified route-Saddar Road, Kalabari, Fawwara Chowk. Holding alams and beating their chests, the mourners reassembled at the Hussainia Hall in Saddar. Water tanks (Sabeel) had been arranged across the route of the procession. Before the procession, the mourners gathered at the mosques where their cleric delivered sermons on the importance of the 9th Ashura Muharram and sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and other martyrs of Karbala. The second main Zuljinnah procession was brought out from the Mohallah Bibi Zikree in the afternoon. The participants of the procession were holding alams and they were reciting Nauhas. They flagellated themselves while passing through different roads and streets of the old city. The procession concluded at the Imambargah Bibi Zikree Sahiba in the evening. The entire city was sealed and no vehicle was allowed to enter the cantonment. The procession went peacefully and after going through various routes ended at the same Imam Bargah Hussainia Hall. Heavy contingent of police, Quick Response Force (QRF) and other law enforcing agencies were high alert to deal with any untoward incident.—APP

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