Karachi (November 10, 2017): As per the order of the Sindh government the mobile phone service has been suspended across the city as a security measure on the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) which like elsewhere in the country is also being observed here with religious fervor and reverence across and amid stringent security arrangements today.
The provincial government has announced that the cell service will remain closed from 10 am to 10 pm today.
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Sindh government has also slapped a ban on pillion riding for the day. According to the notification issued by the Sindh home department the ban has been imposed under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The sniffer dogs will be used to check the routes of the procession while routes will also be closed by erecting containers.
Due to the suspension of the cell phone service satellite phone have been provided to 15 high ranking police officials to remain in touch and to make timely decisions and convey orders to their men.
Meanwhile, the Chelum mourning processions and congregations will be held across the country to pay tribute to Shuhda-e-Karbala. People from various schools of thought will observe the day in their own way.
Here in Karachi the main procession guarded by hundreds of law-enforcement will be taken out from Nishtar Park and will be culminated in Kharadar. Mourners, including men, women and children, will march about 15km to the Imambargah Husainian Iranian, where Ulema will address the main majlis after sunset.