RAWALPINDI: Six main processions of Zuljanah, Alam and Tazia will be taken out on Ashura from different areas of city and all the arrangements have been finalized in this regard.
All the Ashura processions will culminate at 10.00 PM at Imambargah Kadimi in Mohalla Imambara.
Rawalpindi Police have also finalized elaborate security arrangements for peaceful passage of Ashura.
As many as 6000 security personnel will be deployed in District Rawalpindi to ensure security of Majalis and Muharram processions.
According to the security plan, aerial surveillance of Ashura processions will be conducted to ensure the security of the mourners.
City District government has also banned pillion riding in the city on 9th and 10th of Muharram to ensure foolproof security of processions and congregations.
Additional force of Special branch Police, Elite Force, Punjab Constabulary, Lady Police and Ranger along with district police would be deployed to ensure security especially during 10th Muharram.
Strict checking of vehicles would also be made at entry and exist points of the city.
There would be strict monitoring of all the processions while Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have also been installed to ensure the security.
Parking of vehicles will not be allowed 150 yards from Imambarghs.
No one would be allowed to stand on roof tops of the commercial and residential buildings situated along the routes of the main mourning procession while armed police personnel would be deployed on the rooftops of the buildings.
Special checking of the route of the Ashura processions would be completed before start of the processions and bomb disposal squad will clear the routes.
The mourners will be checked with metal detectors and walk through gates would be installed at the entry points.
The route of the main procession of Ashura would be sealed completely and streets on the route of the processions will also be barricaded.
Vehicles and motorcycles will not be allowed to move with the mourning processions.