KARACHI: Mourners will take out processions across the country on Saturday, the ninth of Muharram, to pay homage to the martyrs of Karbala.
In Karachi, the main procession will be taken out from Nishtar Park, while in Lahore it will be taken out from Pando Street.
The yearly processions will be taken out today from Quetta, Rawalpindi and Peshawar.
Strict security measures have been taken in light of the occasion. The mobile and internet services have been suspended in the parts of the country.
In Peshawar and Quetta, for three-days a ban has been placed on pillion-riding.
The metro service will remain suspended in Islamabad and Rawalpindi today and on the 10th of Muharram.
On Friday, the main mourning procession for the eighth of Muharram was taken out in Karachi, which commenced from the Nishter Park after Zuhr prayers and reached peacefully at Husainian Iranian Kharadar after Maghrib prayers.
The 10th of Muharraum, Youm-e-Ashur, will be observed with great reverence on Sunday.