Mourning majalis and processions will be organized in different cities of the country including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Peshawar and Quetta. The mourners will pay rich homage to the martyrs of Karbala by reciting Nohas.
In Karachi, the main Chehlum procession will emerge from Nishtar Park at noon. The procession will culminate at Hussainia Iranian Kharadar after observing its traditional route.
To ensure fool-proof security for the mourners, the shops situated along the route of the procession including MA Jinnah Road, Saddar, Regal Chowk, Jamia Cloth Market and Bolton Market, have been sealed following proper scanning by bomb disposal squad.
Meantime, the roads and streets opening up on to the procession route have been barricaded with shipping containers.
It should be mentioned here that pillion riding has been banned for two days in different cities including Karachi.
In Balochistan, cellular services have been suspended for today in seven districts including Quetta.