PESHAWAR: The BRT services would remain closed on 9th and 10th Muharram while the district administration of Kohat has also imposed a ban on pillion riding in view of the security of Muharram.
Spokesman for the BRT confirmed the suspension of the BRT service during 9th and 10th of Muharramul Haram. Similarly, the district administration Kohat in view of the security of Ashura, imposed a complete ban on pillion riding on motorcycles from 8th to 10th of Muharram.
The citizens of Kohat are requested to cooperate in view of the present situation.
Meanwhile, mobile phone services will remain partially closed on 9th and 10th of Muharram in Peshawar, an official of the Police told media during the 8th of Muharram procession wherein huge contingent of Police led the routes here on Sunday in City.
He said, in view of security concerns, it has been decided to keep mobile phones switched off like every year in order to ensure security to the Muharram processions coming out from various localities by joining the main procession in Cantonment on 9th of Muharram and in City of 10th of Muharram.
The mourning procession will return to its Imambargah through its traditional routes and end for which special arrangements are being made for the security of the procession. Markets and bazaars have been closed in routes of the processions till 10th of Muharram due to the procession in interior city and heavy police force have been deployed on the procession routes.