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Mourners pay homage to martyrs of Karbala: Ninth Muharram processions pass peacefully
ATTOCK: Processions of Alam and Zuljinnah on the 9th of Muharram were taken out throughout the district, including Hassanabdal, Wah and Taxila on Wednesday.

Zakireen and mourners in their speeches recalled the supreme sacrifice rendered by Imam Hussain and his companions in Karbarla, Iraq and stressed the need for harmony and unity among different schools of thought while following the teachings of the martyrs of Karbala.

The main procession of Alam and Zuljinnah was taken out from Imambargah Sheenbagh village in Attock city, which was participated, by a large number of mourners.

The Azadars recited Nohas, performed Zanjeerzani and beating their chests. Sabeels of drinks and food-stalls were set up at different points to facilitate the mourners.

Zakireen in their speeches highlighted the sacrifices rendered by Imam Hussain and his companions in Karbala for upholding righteousness and truth.

The procession ended peacefully after passing through its traditional routes. A special mobile medical unit remained with the procession to provide medical treatment to the mourners.

The law-enforcement agencies had made strict security arrangements for maintaining peace and order. Roads leading to the routes of the processions were heavily guarded, which were barbed with iron wires and manned by police and elite force personnel. They were also deployed on rooftops to remain vigil and handle any untoward situation.

Senior police officers, civil administration and intelligence agencies monitored the overall security measures from the control room set up at the district headquarters besides visiting Imambargahs and venues of the processions.
09-01-2009 04:17 Attock News
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