Tag Archives: Muharram

80 arrested in pre-Muharram raids

Pakistan Rangers arrested over 80 suspects during raids in different areas of the city on Friday and recovered weapons from their possession. These areas included Jamshed Road, Rizvia, Korangi, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Orangi Town,

‘TTP man’ arrested

A militant belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been arrested and weapons were recovered from his possession, police said on Tuesday. As per details, the police along with Crime Investigation Department

Rehman Malik praised for ensuring Muharram security

LAHORE – The Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema has appreciated the efforts of the Interior Ministry and Interior Minister Rehman Malik in ensuring foolproof security during Muharramul Haram.
A press statement said the special control room established by the interior minister in the National Crisis Management Cell, Ministry of Interior, and its sub-offices in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar did a commendable job in maintaining law and order.
The statement said the MMU also

DHA ban on public Muharram processions flouting constitution

LAHORE: In defiance of fundamental rights and religious freedom enshrined in the constitution of Pakistan, the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) has imposed a complete ban on the conduction of Muharram processions, barring people from even hold gatherings and meetings on religious, political and social basis in public.
As it was framed in DHA by-laws since its inception, there would be no Zuljinnah procession on the 10th Muharram in the upscale locality same like the past many

Lahoris stay indoors on 9th of Muharram

LAHORE: As security for Muharram processions and majalis increased and people thronged Shia majority neighbourhoods and imambargahs all over the city, main roads of Lahore and markets were stripped of any movement. While traffic jams block main arteries of the city on a daily basis and traffic police face dire circumstances in regulating traffic flow at signals, Lahore was completely empty on Thursday. But unlike past terrorist attacks that left a sense of misery, tension and fear on

CDGL administration braces for Muharram emergency

LAHORE: Administration of government hospitals and the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) have braced themselves for any emergency situation during the 9th and 10th of Muharram, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Special steps have been taken to cope with any untoward incident during the two auspicious days of Muharram.
Medical superintendents of different public hospitals across the provincial metropolis have collected the duty roster and assigned special duties to the staff.

Misery, solemnity mark night of 8th Muharram

LAHORE: Ten-year-old Abid Ali is adamant about joining in with his elders in the yearly ‘zanjeeri maatam’ of ninth of Muharram. He says nothing that anyone says to him will deter him from doing it. “My elder brother does it, and I want to be a part of it too,” he says proudly.
A few blocks away, a local biryani owner’s business is flourishing. Mukhtar Ahmed may not be a Shia himself, but his family has lived for generations in the area of Bhaati Gate, and he has now inevitably

DCO clears way for Muharram processions

OKARA – Okara DCO Babar Shafi, on the directions of Commissioner Tariq Mehmood Khan, cleared the Moharram processions’ way of hand carts and illegal encroachments. DCO has directed to keep the markets and roads free of all such hand carts during Moharram processions.
The hand carts owners held a protest against this order and demanded Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to take action against it. The employees of Tehsil Municipal Administration, on Monday night, under the leadership of

‘LJ planning attacks on Muharram processions’

LAHORE: Terrorists of Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi, arrested recently from various cities, revealed during interrogation that they had plans to attack Shia processions in Muharram, security officials on Friday told Pakistan Today.
The officials said that this Muharram would be the biggest challenge for the law-enforcing agencies across the country as it appeared that Punjabi Taliban led by Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi had set to inflict maximum damage to Shia community, during Muharram. The

DIG inspects security for Muharram

LAHORE: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Rao Sardar Ali Khan visited processions and Majalis held in different areas of the provincial metropolis on Friday and checked the security arrangements. He visited a procession held in Islampura and Majalis held in Zaidi House Shah Jamal and Imambargah Qasre Abu Taalib, Shadman.
He directed the officials to remain alert during the month of Muharram to avert any untoward incident. He appealed to the participants of Majalis and processions