Youm-e-Ali processions underway amid tight security

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Security has been put on high alert throughout the country on Youm-e-Ali. 

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE/KARACHI The martyrdom of Hazrat Ali (RA) is being peacefully observed throughout the country. Strict security measures are ensured to avoid any untoward incident on Youm-e-Ali.

The procession in Islamabad was taken out early morning from Sector G-6/2 and concluded in G-6/4.

In Rawalpindi, the procession, commemorating the death anniversary of Hazrat Ali, was taken out from Mohanpura that concluded in Colonel Maqbool Hussain Imambargah.

Starting the route from Ghareebabad, the main Youm-e-Ali procession in Sukkur is underway.

In Lahore, the main procession was taken out from Mubarak Haveli that will culminate at Karbala Gam-e-Shah. More than 10,000 police officers have been deployed for security of the procession.

The main procession in Karachi will be taken out at 1PM from Nishtar Park and will conclude in Karadar. Strict security measures are taken to ensure the safety of procession. Around 16,000 security personnel have been deployed throughout the route.

It should be noted that pillion riding has already been banned since Friday due to security reasons.

In Multan, the procession was taken out from Chah Boharwala and will conclude in Astana Lal Kurti after Zohar prayers.
The second procession will be taken out at 3PM from Jawadia Imambargah.

2014-07-20

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