The Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions is being observed throughout the country today with religious solemnity and respect.

Mourning processions are being taken out in all big or small cities and towns of the country including Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Rawalpindi to pay homage to the great sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain and his companions in Karbala. Strict security arrangements have been made on the occasion.

The procession in Karachi has been taken out from Ancholi which will culminate at Husainia Kharadar, while, the processions have already been taken out in Sindh’s Hyderabad, Sukkur, Rohri, Ghotki and other cities.

About 17,900 police personnel have been deployed along procession routes with walkthrough gates at different points to check mourners.

Several cities have been declared most sensitive and the security is on high alert, while the mobile service has been restricted on the routes of the procession.

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