Chehlum procession culminates peacefully in capital

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APP58-02 ISLAMABAD: December 02 – Mourners touches Zuljinnah during Chehlum procession of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A). APP photo Afzaal Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (APP): The Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) was observed on Wednesday with religious zeal, devotion and respect in federal capital.
In this connection, Majalis (gatherings) were held and Zuljinah, Alam and Tazia were taken out in the city. The main procession started from Imambargah Asnae-Ashri in
sector G-6/2 and culminated peacefully at the same place after passing through the traditional route.Islamabad Police had made foolproof security arrangements for
the main Chehlum procession and cordoned off the area
through heavy deployment.
Law enforcement agencies enforced a security plan for the
Chehlum that followed strict surveillance and patrolling.
According to the police sources, around 1,500 personnel
of Islamabad Police including Rangers and personnel from other law enforcement agencies performed patrolling and security duties
on this occasion.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan
and Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Sajid Kiani
also visited the procession’s area to view the security arrangements.
ITP staff diverted traffic on alternative routes to avoid
inconvenience to the road users and SSP Traffic monitored traffic related issues in Islamabad.
Parking areas for the participants of the procession
were specified quite away from the route.
Close liaison was maintained with organizers of the
processions. Special arrangements were made for checking of
all participants and metal detectors were used in this regard.