17 processions to be held on 9th Muharram in capital

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 22, (APP): As many as 17 processions of 9th
Muharram ul Haram in memory of sacrifice of Hazrat Imam
Hussain (A.S) would be held on Friday in different parts of federal
capital.
The main procession would start from G-6/2 at 1:30 pm and
conclude at 6:30 pm at the same place after passing through
the defined route.
During the procession, Kalsoom Plaza Fazl e Haq Road, Post
Office Chowk, 7th Avenue loop, 7th Avenue G-7/4, G-6/2 Chowk Iqbal
Hall, Lal Masjid Chowk, GPO Chowk, street No: 14 sector G-6/2 would
be closed for general traffic and citizens should use alternate
roads.
The second big procession of the 9th Muharram ul Haram would
start from Imam Bargah Imam Moosa Kazim in sector I-10 at 12am
and conclude at 5 am after passing through the defined route.
About 10,000 personnels of Islamabad Police and Rangers would
provide security to procession and religious gatherings in the city.
All departments including DMA, rescue 1122, hospitals and
civil defence department had been alerted to tackle any issue.
Security cameras, walk through gates and metal detector would
be used on entry and exit points of processions and gatherings to
avoid any untoward incident.
Likewise, Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) had deployed 450
personnel including an SP, four DSPs and 14 inspectors to regulate
the traffic during processions.
Alternate roads would be specified for smooth traffic flow and
ITP cops would guide the citizens about these roads.
The parking of vehicles had been strictly banned in way of
processions.
The ITP had requested the citizens to keep eyes on
suspected vehicles.