Youm-e-Ashur is being observed on Tuesday (today) across the country with religious reverence and solemnity to pay homage to the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his devoted companions in Karbala (Iraq).

Muharram is the month of mourning for the seventh-century martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of the last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW).

The mourners took out processions in all the cities and towns of the country amid strict security measure. Roads have been closed in some sensitive areas of many cities.

A security posse walking along a mourners’ procession on 9th Muharram.

Law enforcers, including police, Rangers, FC and others have been deployed along the routes of processions. Mobile phone services have partially been suspended as a security measure in different cities.

Medical camps, water points (sabeels) and stalls have also been arranged to provide assistance to the mourners (azadar).

Ulema and zakireen would highlight the bright and candid teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and various aspects of Karbala tragedy.

In Karachi, the main procession has been taken out from Nishtar Park at 9:00 am and it will end at Hussainian Iranian imambargah in Kharadar after passing through M.A. Jinnah Road, Saddar’s Empress Market and Tibet Centre.

PM’S MESSAGE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in his message on the occasion of Youm-e-Ashur, said Islam is alive because of the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions and these sacrifices give courage and hope to the faithful in the face of difficulties and challenges.

He said this day reminds of the unparalleled struggle between good and evil, when a group led by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) refused to show allegiance to evil and stood before a seemingly powerful faction.

Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) became a symbol of courage, determination and bravery.

The prime minister said on the 9th and 10th of Muharram, the family of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his loyal companions, despite a lack of resources, challenged the forces of oppression and tyranny and made Islam alive with the sacrifice of their lives.

He said the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) is an important lesson for the Muslim Ummah.

The premier said we should all make the philosophy of sacrifice the beacon of light for us and face all kinds of challenges with bravery and steadfastness for the success of truth and virtue.

He said the country is going through a critical time which made it all the more important to act with courage and righteousness.

The premiere said we have to display patience, courage and solidarity to take the country out of the present difficulties.

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