KARACHI: The main mourning procession of the 9th Muharram-ul-haram culminated peacefully after passing through its traditional route in the metropolis on Saturday.
The main mourning procession of the day emerged at Markazi Imambargah
Liaquatabad, amidst strict security arrangements by the law enforcement
The procession first proceeded to the Martin road, Imambargah and
thereafter moved to Nishter park where the majlis was organized.
After the majlis at Nishter park, the mourners offered
Namaz-e-Zohrain at Imambargah Ali Raza near Naumaish chowrangi and left
for Iranian Hussainian Imambargah, Kharadar.
Strict security measures were adopted by the law enforcement agencies
to ensure peaceful holding of the mourning procession, as heavy
contingent of rangers, police and frontier constabulary with the help of
other law enforcement agencies made security arrangements.
Scouts'organizations, rescue services' ambulances, fire brigade and
officials of the local administrations also facilitated the mourners.
The aerial monitoring of the procession was also carried out by the helicopter.
The mourners of the procession were allowed to join only from the
notified entry points after passing through the walk- through gates and
thorough body checking with the help of metal detector.
All roads and lanes leading to the route of the procession were
sealed by placing containers to prohibit the unwanted entry of vehicles
The entire route of the procession was sealed as shops and markets
situated on it were closed before commencement of the procession.
The procession was also monitored with the close circuit security
cameras which were installed at vantage points on the route of
After majlis at Nishter Park the procession proceeded to Sir Shah
Nawaz Bhutto Road and passed through the Father Jaminis Road, Mehfil-e-
Shah-e- Khurasan M.A. Jinnah Road, Mainsfield Street Preedy Street,
Again M.A. Jinnah Road Boulton Market, Bombay Bazar and Kharadar Nawab
Mahabat Khanjee road culminated peacefully at Hussainian Iranian