District: 154 Tazia, Alam processions take out from Sialkot District

Sialkot: As many as many as 154 Tazia, Alam and Zuljinah processions will be taken out in Sialkot district amid tight security and which will pass through their traditional routes.

The processions would be terminated at the main Imambargahs in Imam Sahib Chowk, Adda Pasruriyan and the other Zuljinah processions coming from the different areas will merge in the main processions at Chowk Shaheedan Sialkot city.

Thousands of the mourners will walk in the processions and express their grief by wailing and beating their chests and flagellating themselves with hands and knife-fitted chains.

Sialkot District Coordination Officer (DCO) Iftikhar Ali Sahu stated this while giving a detailed briefing to visiting Commissioner Gujranwala Division Khawaja Shamail Ahmed during an important meeting held here to review the Youm-e-Aashur security arrangement.

DCO added that Youm-e-Aashur, the 10th of Muharram would be observed with reverence, religious solemnity in Sialkot district, here peacefully amid tight security, as the district police was successfully implementing a foolproof security plan to ensure peace and complete sectarian harmony in Sialkot district during Muharram.

The Zakirs, Naat Khawans and other religious scholars will also highlight the significance of the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain and his companions who laid down their lives for supremacy of justice and righteousness.

Water and milk Sabeels will also be set up to quench the thirst of the mourners, in stark contrast to the situation of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions who were denied even a drop of water by their heartless enemies. Sham-e- Ghareeban Majaalis will also be held in which the faithful will express grief at the treatment meted out to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his near and dear ones.

Later, the Sialkot DCO Iftikhar Ali Sahu told the newsmen that the Sialkot district police had chalked a foolproof security plan to ensure peace and promote religious harmony among all the sects during Muharram in Sialkot district.

He added that the Sialkot police have adopted extra ordinary measures for protecting the processions and the rallies taken out at various places, besides, in this connection all the concerned quarters should also be directed strictly to do their job with honesty, adding the police force had been provided with modern and sophisticated weapons to avert any untoward incident.

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