Chehlum processions of Hazrat Imam Hussain in underway across the country today to pay tribute to he martyrs of Karbala.
Strict security arrangements are in place in the major cities and towns of the country to ensure the religious processions are held peacefully.
In Karachi, the main procession will start from Nishtar Park at 1pm and culminate at Hussainia Irania Imambargah in Kharadar.
Link roads leading to MA Jinnah Road have been sealed with containers, while snipers have deployed on rooftops along the procession’s routes.
Mobile phone services have been suspended in various cities in light of the security measures, including Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Peshawar, among other cities.
They are expected to be restored once the processions come to an end.
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras have also been installed to closely monitor activities on the procession routes with a dedicated ‘Command and Control Centre’.
A day earlier, the Sindh government had imposed a two-day ban on pillion riding across the province from November 9 to 10.