KARACHI: Security arrangements for 8th Muharram have been completed across the country.
The Sindh government has announced a ban on pillion riding across the province, including Karachi, on the 8th, 9th and 10th Muharram.
There will be a ban on pillion riding from the night of the 8th of Muharram until Ashura in order to maintain law and order and avoid any untoward incident.
The Sindh government has also requested the ministry to block the mobile phone services along the procession routes on Muharram 9 and 10.
In Karachi, MA Jinnah Road has been sealed with containers and other barriers and would remain unavailable for routine traffic on 9th and 10th Muharram. Roads joining Saddar Regal Chowk, corridor-3 to Saddar Dawa Khana have also been sealed for traffic.
Security has been beefed-up for 8, 9 and 10 Muharram processions in the metropolis. The police have sealed shops and blocked roads with containers.