Muharram security: Metro bus service to remain suspended on Youm-e-Ashur

Restrictions in Srinagar parts, Sopore

Ulema and Zakireen were highlighted the teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain and various aspects of Karbla tragedy.

Cellular service would remain suspended from 8am to 12am.

Strict security arrangements are in place at all sensitive areas of the country, especially the routes of processions, to avert any untoward incident. The main congregation centre, Nishtar Park, has been divided into nine sectors.

"We have acted on credible intelligence reports and especially after six terrorists were killed earlier this week who were planning attacks on Muharram processions", he said.




In addition to the suspension of mobile phone service there shall remain a ban on pillion riding for the 9th and 10th of Muharram, which fall on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Islamabad/Rawalpindi: The administration of Metro bus service decided on Saturday to keep the service suspended in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan and Lahore due to stringent security arrangements adopted to safeguard Muharram processions.

In Peshawar, main procession was taken out from Imambargah Hussainia Hall, Saddar which will terminate after passing through its traditional route at its starting point. In Lahore, the procession emerged from Nisar Havel and concluded at Imambargah Karbala Gamay Shah. According to the police, 7,000 personnel, as well as paramilitary forces, were deployed for the event.

Internet services were also observed to have been disrupted in some areas of Karachi.

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