The Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) was observed on Saturday amid tight security arrangements while over 3600 cops were deployed to make security foolproof.
The main mourning procession was brought out from Imambargah Ashiq Hussain, Teli Mohallah and two processions from Imambargah Hifazat Ali Bohar Bazaar and Imambargah Col Maqbool Hussain joined it at Bohar Bazaar Chowk. A foolproof security cover was provided to the mourners by Rawalpindi Police and other law enforcement agencies on the occasion.
In their sermons, the Zakireen threw light on the significance of the supreme sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and martyrs of Karbala for the glory of Islam. More than 3600 policemen and personnel of the law enforcement agencies had cordoned off the entire route of the procession since morning. The local Police had installed barricades on the slip streets and roads along the route.
Rawalpindi District Police, City Traffic Police and Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi and other departments concerned on the directives of the Punjab government utilized all available resources and finalized best possible arrangements for ‘Chehlum.’
On the occasion officers of Rawalpindi District Administration and Police were also present. RPO, CPO and DC also checked security arrangements and control room.
Special security arrangements were finalized for Chehlum in the district as it’s a sensitive area, he said adding, three-layer security cover was provided particularly to the main Chehlum procession with special arrangements ensuring rooftop duty and deployment of Quick Response Force (QRF). Total 12 Chehlum processions were taken out in Rawalpindi city and other tehsils of the district. The main procession of the Chehlum emerged from Col Imam Hussain Imambargah. No person was allowed to carry weapon in Chehlum procession except designated police officers, he said.