Youm-e-Ashur is being observed today (Tuesday) with traditional religious solemnity and fervour to commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and his companions at Karbala in 61AH some 14 centuries ago.
Every year, this day is observed on 10th of Muharram to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his 72 companions at Karbala to uphold the truth.
Taziya, Alam and Zuljanah processions would be taken out in all major cities and towns across the country. On the day, religious clerics and scholars would shed light over the historical, social and religious aspects of supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).
Security has been put on high alert on the routes of Muharram processions to avoid any untoward incident. The procession routes are being monitored by cameras installed at hidden places. Heavy contingent of police and Rangers have been deployed to ensure foolproof security. Water and milk stands for the mourners have been placed at various points on the route of the processions.
Police have been deployed in all sensitive areas and all roads leading to the imam bargahs have been blocked by police and anyone wants to join the mourners is strictly checked.
Pillion riding has banned pillion riding in Lahore on 9th and 10th Muharram to avoid any untoward incident. Pillion riding has also been banned in Quetta. Mobile telephone service would also remain suspended in all major cities on the routes of 10th Muharram processions to keep law and order situation under control.