Tasua (9th Muharram) procession culminated peacefully in Pakistan


Mourning procession of 9th of Muharram-ul-Harram (Tasu’a) on Thursday held in Pakistan culminated peacefully amid tight security to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and progeny of Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

Strict security measures have been adopted by the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) to meet any  untoward incident. Extra police and Rangers contingents have been deployed en-route of processions thousands of law enforcement agencies personnel have deployed in order to provide security to mourners, beside that Shia organizations and scouts groups were also deployed their volunteer to prevent law and order situation.

All the routes of procession have been sealed by the administration of the areas through containers and bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs are continuously sweeping the area.

Ulema’s and Zakarian while addressing the congregations to mark the sacrifice of Imam Hussain (AS) and progeny of holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said mourning of Imam Hussain (AS) preaches courage and bravery and the lesson of sacrifice with spirit of sacrifice saying that grand son of Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Imam Hussain (AS) sacrificed his life along with 72 near and dear ones in Karbala for protecting Islamic values, supporting human dignity, and defending religion and Shariat rather he took religion, Shariat to new heights.

They said that Karbala became the source of guidance for all movements for independence saying that Imam Hussain (AS) sacrifices preach us many lessons one of which is how to tackle with oppression, suppression and brutality and giving priority to death in honour over life in disguise.

They strongly condemned the Hangu and Orakzai bomb blasts on mourners saying that these conspiracies of Yazeedi forces would not compel us to offer Azadari-e-Imam Hussain (AS).

However, Central procession of 9th Muharram in Karachi, the port city of Pakistan, peacefully culminated at Imambrgah Hussinian Iranian, Kharadar after passing the designated routes. Thousands of mourners participated in the procession. Entry points were also set up for the participants to join the processions where they underwent physical search with detectors.

Besides, several small processions, taken out from different parts of the City, gathered at Nishtar Park to become part of the central procession while noted religious scholar Maulana Syed Shahanshah Hussain Naqvi highlighted the sacrifice of grand son of holy prophet, Hazrat Imam Hussain.

He vowed that they would ready to sacrifice their lives for the supremacy of Islam and mourning of Imam Hussain (AS).

Maulana Shahanshah Hussain warned the government not to hatch any conspiracy on blasphemy law saying that Muslims of the country would not accept any amend or repel on Blasphemy law.

After the central congregation of 9th Muharram, the Central Procession was taken from Nishtar Park, passing the designated routes culminated at Hussaini Iranian Kharadar.

Earlier, Mourners offer Zohar prayers at M.A.Jinnah Road led by Maulana Ahmed Iqbal Rizvi, Addressing the worshippers during Namaz

ISO leader demanded of the government to immediately expel the US ambassador from the country saying that Wikileaks exposed the US conspiracies against Pakistan.

He strongly condemned the government acts against the ISO in Peshawar and Jhang saying that ISO would not allow the US agents to fulfill their conspiracies against Pakistan.

Tight security was seen on the procession’s route and security personnel were deployed on the rooftops of each house that fell on the route.

Imamia Students Organization, Abuturab Scouts, Jaffaria Alliance Pakistan, Majlis Wehdat Muslimeen, Pasban-e-Jaffaria Foundation and other organizations were setup their medical camps and water stalls for mourners.

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