KARACHI: The Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his 72 companions was solemnly observed here and elsewhere in the country on Saturday amid tight security arrangements.
Majalis were also organized to recount the unmatched sacrifices laid down by Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions at Karbala, setting a supreme example of putting up a fight against tyranny and oppression in the face of toughest circumstances.
The main procession of Alam and Zuljinah that originated from Numaish Chowrangi reached Hussainian Iranian Imambargah after marching on its traditional route.
The participants had offered their Zuhrain prayers at Imambargah Ali Raza.
Similarly, the main procession of mourners that was taken out from Havaili Alif Shah culminated at Karbala Game Shah.
Heavy contingents of police personnel were deployed along routes of the processions to provide fool-proof security to the mourners.
Policemen had also been deputed on the rooftops in many areas besides cordoning off the procession routes in certain localities.
Bomb disposal squad personnel cleared the routes before the processions were taken out while sniffer dogs were used to check for weapons and explosives.
Hospitals had also been put on high alert to cope with any possible emergencies.
Chehlum processions were also monitored through aerial surveillance.
Parking along the main procession route and congregation sites was not allowed and only one traffic route was used to access the procession venue.