PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has prepared all arrangements for peaceful observance of Yum-e-Ashur across the province where big ‘Alm and Zuljinnah’ processions would be taken out on Friday.
The Azadars will pay glowing tributes to matchless sacrifices offered by Hazrat Imam e Hussain (RA) and his companions for supremacy of Islam.
In Khyber Pakthunkhwa, small and major ‘Alm and Zuljinah’ processions would be taken out in almost all districts including recently merged tribal districts where speakers would highlight matchless sacrifices of Hazrat Imam e Hussain (RA) and his companions for supremacy of Islam during sizzling heat in Karbala.
Five districts including Peshawar, DI Khan, Hangu, Tank and Kohat districts have been declared highly sensitive where all central mourning processions would be monitored through helicopters.
Big congregations and processions would also be brought out at Nowshera, Haripur, Manshera, Parachinar, Kuram, Orakzai and others districts. The Azadars would pass through their prescribed routes and processions will culminate their prescribed places.
In Peshawar, small and big processions would appear from Imambargahs Akhunabad, Agha Syed Mir Haider Shah, Alamdar-e-Karbala, Syed Mustafa Shah Rizvi, Syed Ali Qami, Qadeemi Patharwala, Bahar Ali Kayani, Puran Wali and Mai Malangri.
Processions would later join the central procession of Imambargah Agha Syed Alam Shah. The Azadars would pass through different routes amid flagellations and chests beating and will culminate at their prescribed places.
Processions of Imambargah Hussainia Hall, Garhi Saidan, Hussainabad Tehkhaney Wala, Aal Saadat and Imambargah Faiz Panjtan would also join the main procession. Later, Sham-e-Ghariban’ would be held at Imambargahs after completion of processions.
Around 118 small and big Alm and Zuljinah processions would be brought out from 71 imambargahs during Ashura Moharram in Peshawar.
More than 32,000 policemen besides other law enforcement agencies including Frontier Constabulary have been deployed for protection of 460 mourning processions and 2643 gatherings to be taken out from 266 Imambargahs in KP during Ashura Moharram.
Quick Response Force (QRF), Elite Force, FC and other law enforcing agencies are assisting police to avert any untoward incident during Ashura Moharram.
The administration has arranged water tanks and milk (Sabeels) and other services across the routes of the processions. Police snipers in high buildings, CCTV cameras and policemen at plainclothes would be deployed on processions routes to avert any untoward incidents.
All those areas from where processions would pass through have been sealed and movements of unwanted elements were restricted.
Police have set up a command post in Kohati Gate in Peshawar and deployed officers to monitor processions. The Health Department has also setup control room to provide quick treatment facilities in case of any untoward situation.
KP Police have requested has requested for shutting down of cellular phone services on Ashura Muharram especially in most sensitive and sensitive districts for security and law and order situation.
The IGP KP directed all regional and district police officers to strengthen deployment of police in entry and exit points in their respective cities, sweep and properly guard routes of processions and keep a close eye on movement of suspicious elements.
Afghan refugees have been restricted to their camps and hotels and inns located on procession routes were vacated from passengers.