The martyrdom of Hazrat Ali (R.A.), Youm-e-Ali is being observed throughout Pakistan under tight security arrangements.
Youm-e-Ali is one of the most important days in Pakistan when security is on high alert to avoid any incidents. On this day, majalis are held at different locations of the cities. Processions then start and pass through the routes they take traditionally and then reach at their destination.
Security arrangements are on an all time high, with strict security protocols being followed by security forces. Security forces officials will move along with the processions and give security to the people who are part of it.
The government and police have already finished planning out a full proof security plan for the occasion.
Security Arrangements in Karachi
In Karachi bomb disposal squads will be inspecting the routes ahead of the start of procession. The central procession in the city will start moving from Nishter Park. It will then pass through the routes it traditionally moves, on the main MA Jinnah Road. It will then reach its desination at Imambargah Hussainia Iranian Kharadar.
On the occasion Sindh Home Department has also placed a temporary ban on pillion riding in Karachi and Hyderabad. The ban is to ensure security throughout the cities and will be lifted once the occasion ends.
According to Sindh Police officials at least 5,572 police officers and constables have been dispatched to ensure peace throughout the city.
CM Sindh Fazlur Rehman had instructed the police officers to remove any hateful banners, posters or wall chalking as well.
IG Sindh Police, AD Khawaja has issued orders to officers to give special security to imambargahs today.
Security Arrangements in Lahore on Youm-e-Ali
In Lahore, the main procession will start off from Mochi Gate and reach its end at Karbala Gamay Shah. The procession holders will also offer prayers at Sunehri Mosque.
At least 4000 security forces personnel have been posted for the security of the processions. Snipers have also been posted on rooftops of the route of the procession to keep an eye on security threats.