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Web Desk
August 18, 2019

10 Muharram 2019 date in Pakistan and public holidays

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Web Desk
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
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Karachi: The day of Ashura is marked by Muslims to  commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his companions at Karbala.

 It falls on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

The  exact date of the  Youm-e-Ashura (10th Muharram) is announced by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, this year it is Tuesday, 10th September 2019 (Tuesday).

The federal and provincial government have announced two public holidays on  9th and 10th Muharram (9th and 10th September).

Processions are  taken out in all the major cities of Pakistan with government  deploying police and paramilitaries to ensure the security of mourners.

In some major cities mobile phone services are also suspended as part of security arrangements.