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8th Muharram Processions : Authorities Plan Stringent Security Measures

The 8th Muharram processions were held across the country in memory of the Martyrdom of HAZRAT IMam Hussain (Radhiallahu Anhu) and his companions.

Muharram processions will also be organized on the 9th and 10th of Muharram.

The Punjab government has decided to suspend cellular phone service on Monday and Tuesday while the Sindh government has banned pillion riding on Motorcycles.

In the Federal Capital Islamabad, the procession of the 8th Muharram which begin from Jamiatul Murtaza, sector G-9/4, ended at Imambargah Imam al-Sadiq in G-9/2.

Stringent Security measures have been put in place and participants will not be allowed to join the procession only after undergoing extensive searches.

In Karachi, the main 8th of Muharram procession started from Nishtar Park and reached at Hussainia Irania Imambargah.