Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA) being observed today

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Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA) being observed today

ISLAMABAD: Processions will be taken out and majalis will be held in every nook and corner of the country to mark the 40th day to the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA) today (Monday).
Zuljinah, Alam and Tazia processions will be taken out while Majalis will being held in all big or small cities and towns of the country to pay homage to the great sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions in Karbala.
Strict security arrangements have been made throughout the country especially in the major cities like Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Quetta, reported Dunya News.
According to details, pillion riding has been banned in all major cities while biometric verification for the attendants of the procession has been made mandatory.
All the necessary arrangements have been made. The ban on pillion riding will continue as well. However, elderly citizens, women and children will be exempted from it.
The thoroughfares connected to the routes of the procession have been sealed while placing containers and are being monitored by CCTV cameras.
Mobile phone service around the route of the processions all across the country will remain suspended.
In Lahore, main procession will be taken out from Haveli Alif Shah. According to CCPO, the procession will be monitored through Safe City Cameras.
More than 15,000 police officers have been appointed on routes that will be used by the procession. Attendants at the procession will only be allowed to join the procession after they have been searched using metal detectors and walk through gates. Over 500 officers and traffic wardens have also been appointed to maintain smooth flow of traffic.

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