KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said on Sunday that extra strict security measures have been put into place due to leader of the Bohra community Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifud-din’s recent visit to the city.
The CM Sindh was addressing the media personnel regarding the occasion of 10th Muharram and the security measures taken for the safety of processions.
He said that around 27,000 foreign nationals were visiting the city’s Saddar area due to the presence of the Bohri community leader.
CM Murad said that he apologises for the inconvenience caused to the public due to the security arrangements and alternate traffic route plan.
The security measures have been put in place due to the persisting threats, he said.
Ashura processions begun all around the country on Sunday morning to mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions at Karbala, Iraq on Muharram 10.
Cellular and internet services remain suspended in Karachi.
In Karachi, the main jaloos (procession) began in Nishtar Park with a majlis (address) recited by Allama Shahenshah Hussain Naqvi.
The procession then planned to proceed to Numaish Chowrangi, from where it will follow MA Jinnah Road towards Regal Chowk, and pause at Tibet Centre from Zuhr prayers.
Following this, the procession will head towards Bolton Market and conclude at Irania Hussainia Imambargah.