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Chehlum of Imam Hussain (R.A) today

January 03, 2013 - Updated 910 PKT
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KARACHI: The Chehlum of Nawasa-e-Rasool Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his 72 companions is being observed today (Thursday) with religious spirit, devotion and respect.


Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) sacrificed his life for the cause of Islam and to give eternal lease of life to the high values of humanity.


The arrangements have been finalized to bring out processions in different parts of the country. The city administrations have also prepared a contingency plan to maintain law and order and provide foolproof security to the processions.


Cellular phone services have been suspended in 46 districts across the country while many cities faced closure before time due to Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).


According to details, Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Peshawar, Faisalabad and many other cities are facing cellular blockade for security reasons on the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).


Mobile phone networks in different districts of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit, Azad Kashmir, South Waziristan have also been suspended.


Ban on pillion riding has also been imposed in several cities to maintain law and order on Chehlum.


All the streets and roads leading to the routes of processions have been closed with barbed wires.

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