PESHAWAR, 1 October: Mourners paid tribute to the martyres of Karbala on 10th Muharram amid tight security arrangements across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
Cellular phone network remained suspended in Peshawar and other cities declared sensitive as well in different parts of tribal areas.
The participants of procession recited Nauhas and passed through the specified route – Saddar Road, Kalabari, Fawwara Chowk. Similarly, mourning processions in Kurram Agency’s Parachinar area and Orakzai Agency passed peacefully without any untoward incidents, thanks to the law enforcement agencies. In Khyber Pakhunkhwa, the processions in Kohat, Hangu and Peshawar ended with peace.
In Peshawar, the participants of the processions were holding alams and beating their chests, the mourners reassembled at the Hussainia Hall in Saddar. Water tanks (Sabeel) had been arranged across the route of the procession.
The police has declared routes of processions sensitive and installed extra security cameras while additional security was put in place.
The mourners gathered at the mosques where their cleric delivered sermons on the importance of the 9th Ashura Muharram and sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and other martyrs of Karbala.
The participants flagellated themselves while passing through different roads and streets of the old city. The procession concluded at the Imambargah Bibi Zikree Sahiba in the evening. The entire city was sealed and no vehicle was allowed to enter the cantonment.