The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here Tuesday observed ‘Ashura’ the 10th Muharram with religious reverence to commemorate the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) along with his 72 campainons in Karbla.
Mourning processions were carried out in connection with 10th Muharram-ul Haram across the province including Peshawar amid tight security following Majalis attended by hundreds of people.
In provincial metropolis, the main procession was kept joining by mourners from across the city till mid day. The participants were witnessed moving in disciplined manner with boy scouts providing the needed cover. The processions were moving through Kohati Bazaar and Qissa Khwani towards Jehangirpura, Kochi Bazar and Mohallah Khudad.
Politicians were unanimous that Ashura is one of the occasions that provide an opportunity not only to all the Muslims but every supporter of human dignity in joining hands and reaffirm that commitment to the cause of righteousness.
More than 12,000 security forces including police, ATF, CTD, Levies forces, Frontier Constabulary and Frontier Corps (FC) provided security to procession of Muharram-ul Haram.
Various markets and shops would remain close for mourning processions of Youm-e-Ashura. About 232 check posts have been set up at different places including sensitive areas to ensure strict checking in order to control any untoward situation. The mourning processions have also been monitored through CCTV and aerial cameras in the city. A control rooms has also been set up to scrutinize security of Youm-e-Ashura.