Ashura being observed nationwide: Security on high alert

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With heightened security measures in place, Ashura is being observed nationwide on Saturday, commemorating the solemn tenth day of Muharram, the first Islamic month. Mourners across the country are participating in processions to honor and mourn the supreme sacrifice made by Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) family during the tragic events of Karbala.

This day serves as a poignant reminder of the unwavering resilience of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the beloved grandson of the Prophet (PBUH), along with his family and devoted companions, who bravely defended Islam despite facing opposition and cruelty.

Major cities and towns are witnessing these processions, accompanied by scholars and orators delivering sermons on various aspects of the Karbala tragedy.

Elaborate security arrangements have been implemented throughout the nation to prevent any untoward incidents and ensure the safety of mourners during the processions.

In response to the interior ministry’s directive, mobile signals have been suspended in several cities not only on Muharram 9 and 10 but also on Muharram 11.

On this occasion, President Dr. Arif Alvi calls for national unity, urging the people to set aside their differences and promote compassion, tolerance, and consultation to foster a united nation and work towards the development of Pakistan. He emphasizes the importance of upholding the fundamental principles of Islam and adopting the teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), embodying courage and steadfastness in their lives.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif highlights the lesson of unwavering faith, piety, and the struggle for justice that the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) imparts. He emphasizes the moral responsibility of Muslims to stand against oppression and tyranny. The prime minister mentions that the enduring message of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) extends beyond time and place, inspiring Muslims across generations and borders to uphold justice, compassion, and steadfastness in all aspects of life.