Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain r.a being observed today

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- AFP file photo


– AFP file photo

The Chehlum of Nawasa-e-Rasool Hazrat Imam Hussain (R. A.) and his 72 diehard companions is being observed throughout the country today with religious solemnity and respect.

Zuljinah, Alam and Tazia processions will be taken out and Majalis will be held in all big or small cities and towns of the country to pay homage to the great sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain and his companions in Karbala.

Strict security arrangements have been placed to avoid any untoward incident. Besides, the mobile phone service will remain suspended from 10 am to 10 pm.

Pillion riding has already been banned in major cities.

Additional check-posts have been established in the area and security of Imam Bargahs has been further beefed up.