Youm-e-Ashur observed with religious fervor across Balochistan

APP23-20 QUETTA: September 21 - Mourners passing at Meezan Chowk during the procession on 10th Muharram ul Harram, the month of mourning for the death of Imam Hussein (RA), the grandson of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the Battle of Karbala in 680CE, almost 50 years after the death of the Prophet. APP photo by Mohsin Naseer

QUETTA, Sep 21 (APP):Youm-e-Ashur was observed with religious fervor and solemnity across Balochistan under
extraordinary security arrangements.
The cellphone and internet services remained suspended in the city as part of foolproof security measures. Aerial monitoring of Muharram processions was also carried out in the provincial capital.
The main procession of Ashura was taken out from Kala Imambargha at Prince Road by Balochistan Shia Conference President Sayed Dawood Agha and others.
Early morning at 8am procession was taken out from Nasir Alazha Imambargah and Punjabi Imambargha at Alamdar Road.
The procession marched on its traditional route including Alamdar Road, Bacha Khan Chowk, Liaquat Bazaar, Junction Chowk, Prince Road, Meckangi Road and ended on reaching Alamar Road Punjabi Imambargha.
The scholars delivered speeches on the unmatched sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions for the dignity of Islam. They said the sacred month of Muharram preached the lesson of patience, fraternity and brotherhood and those intriguing to split people won’t succeed in their nefarious designs.
CCPO Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema, talking to media on Ashura day, said maintenance of law and order during Muharram was a proof of excellent security measures taken by law enforcement agencies.
He further informed media that in Quetta 7000 of police, Frontier Constabulary and Balochistan Constabulary personnel had been deployed. Several check posts had also been set up in the city to check vehicles entering the city. The main procession in Quetta culminate at Alamdar road after passing through its traditional route.
The CCPO and other key civil-military high ups monitored main procession through 30 CCTV cameras at the central police office, DIG Police office and Commissioner Office established control rooms. Security forces were deployed and CCTV cameras were installed to ensure foolproof security for the processions.
According to the CCPO, there were 53 Imambarghas’s in the city of which 10 were considered to be highly sensitive.
The entry of vehicles and pedestrians to all roads and lanes connecting the route of the procession was blocked by the placing of containers, besides all shops and markets along the route were sealed.
Around 168 roads and streets were sealed, while on 198 buildings FC personnel and policemen were deployed for security.