LAHORE - The main procession to mark the Youm-e-Ali (RA) concluded peacefully at Karbela Gamay Shah amid stringent security arrangements here on Saturday.

The main procession was taken out from Imambargah Mubarak Haveli, Mochi Gate. Speakers paid glowing tribute to Hazrat Ali (RA) and highlighted various aspects of his life. Shia organizations set up stalls of water and milk, juices and food for mourners. The procession concluded at Karbela Gamay Shah after passing through Sunehri Masjid, Rang Mahal, Said Mitha, Tibbi City and Bhaati Gate.

Police ensure foolproof security measures on procession’s route

Speakers pay glowing tribute to Hazrat Ali (RA) and highlight various aspects of his life

On the directions of DIG Operations Dr Abid Khan, the Lahore police made foolproof security arrangements on the occasion. About 5,000 officials of Lahore police including 10 SPs, 25 SDPOs, 80 SHOs, 374 upper subordinates performed security duties.

As many as 258 streets in the route of 5km remained closed with barbed wires. Snipers deployed on the buildings in the route of main procession while mobile phone service partially suspended for a specific time. Elite force, Dolphin Squad and PRU patrolled the surroundings of the procession.