Alam, Zuljinah and Taazia processions were taken out in all the cities and towns of the country.
Ulema and Zakireen will shed light on the bright and candid teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his great companions.
Overall, the central government has chose to suspend mobile services in many parts of the country on the ninth and tenth day of Muharram. The main congregations and Muharram processions will start after getting clearance from bomb disposal squad.
Strict security arrangements are in place at all sensitive areas of the country, especially the routes of processions, to avert any untoward incident.
Restrictions in Occupied Kashmir for Muharram processions
In order to keep law and order situation under complete control, the government also chose to ban pillion riding in sensitive cities of the country, including Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar, as part of Ashura security arrangements.
It will culminate at Hussainia Iranian Imambargah in the evening.
Islamabad/Rawalpindi: The administration of Metro bus service decided on Saturday to keep the service suspended in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan and Lahore due to stringent security arrangements adopted to safeguard Muharram processions. According to the police, 7,000 personnel, as well as paramilitary forces, were deployed for the event.
In Quetta and Peshawar, the processions were taken out from Rehmantullah Chowk on Alamdar Road and Imambargah Agha Syed Ali Shah Rizvi, respectively. Faisalabad, Jhang and adjoining districts in Punjab and areas in Karachi along with a few other districts of Sindh are among those experiencing the unannounced cellular service suspension from early Friday morning.