LAHORE - Youm-e-Ashur, the 10th of Muharram, is being observed Thursday (today) across the country with due solemnity to pay homage to the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain Razi Allah ho Ta’ala Anho and his devoted companions in Karbala.

The mourning processions will be taken out in all the cities and towns of the country. The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the mourning processions to avoid spread of COVID-19.

Ulema and Zakireen will highlight the bright and candid teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and various aspects of Karbla tragedy. In connection with the 9th Muharram on Wednesday, Taazia and Zuljinah processions were taken out in different parts of the country in memory of martyrs of Karbala.

In the federal capital the main procession of Taazia and Zuljinah will be taken out from Markazi Imambargah G-6/2 which will terminate at the same place after passing through the traditional route. Elaborate security arrangements are made to avoid any untoward incident during the mourning processions.

 Thousands of security personnel including Pakistan Army soldiers, Rangers and police are taking part in the security operations across the country. All main processions are being monitored through CCTV cameras.