Aushora procession in Quetta taken out amid tight security
Mourners at Quetta's Bacha Khan Chowk

News Desk:

Amid tight security, the Aushora procession was taken out in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan. On Tuesday morning, the procession was taken out from Alamdar road. The procession went through its traditional routes to reach its destination. The mourners passed through Alamdar Road, Toghi Road, Liaquat Bazar, Prince Road and other traditional routes to pay rich tribute to the martyrs of Karbala including Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).

Commander 12 Corps visits police control room

Commander 12 Corps, Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor, Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove and other high-level officials visited the control room at the central police office and monitored the security arrangements for the Aushora procession.

Commander 12 Corps, Lt General Asif Ghafoor, home minister Balochistan, Mir Ziaullah Langove and other high level officials monitoring aushora procession at control room

The mourners offered namaz e Zohreen at Bacha Khan Chowk Quetta. Dozens of processions from various parts of Quetta and Mach town of Bolan district also joined the main procession.

Yaum-i-Ashura is observed every year on Muharram 10 with solemnity to pay homage to Imam Hussain and other martyrs of Karbala. Like in other parts of the globe processions were taken out across Pakistan in this regard.

The Balochistan government had devised an effective security plan to ensure peace on the eve of Aushora procession. The government conducted aerial surveillance of the processions, which were taken out in different parts of the city.

20,000 security personnel deployed across Balochistan

Throughout the province, the government has deployed over 20,000 security personnel to guard aushora processions and maintain order. Strict security arrangements have been made in Quetta to ensure peace.

“We have deployed over 6,500 policemen plus frontier corps personnel”, Syed Fida Hassan Shah, the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Quetta said. He said control rooms have been established at the DIG’s office and central police office to ensure proper monitoring of the procession routes.

The administration had sealed off all shops, markets, and commercial plazas located on the procession routes. The district administration held a series of meetings with the Shai conference and traders community to make sure better security arrangements.

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