ISLAMABAD: To ensure law and order as Ashura is being observed across the country today (Monday), the government has made strict security measures.
The 9th Muharram processions are being taken out across the country today (Monday) to pay tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his followers who sacrificed their lives for Islam at Karbala.
According to reports all cellular services have been suspended while pillion riding has also been banned in various parts of the country.
The special guards have been deputed outside Imambargahs to provide security to the mourners. Besides, contingents of law enforcing agencies are patrolling in the sensitive areas across the country.
Around 33,000 army troops and Civil Armed Forces including Rangers, Frontier Corps and Frontier Constabulary have been deployed in different towns and cities of the country to ensure law and order.
The law enforcing agencies have been directed to remain vigilant and keep a close watch on procession routes and other sensitive points to ensure peace and protect life and property of the people.