KARACHI: The security arrangements have been finalized for the central mourning processions in connection with Ashura in the metropolis. Meantime, the city police have also completed their preparations for the purpose.
The route of the central procession has been secured by plugging the link roads leading up to MA Jinnah Road with shipping containers.
All the shops located on MA Jinnah Road—the procession route, have also been sealed for security purposes.
Several abutting roads and locations including Preedy Street, Empress Market Chowk and Sarmad Road have been barricaded for vehicular traffic.
Meantime, the traffic will not be allowed to go past Sea Breeze Plaza on MA Jinnah Road. Also, Saddar Dawakhan Road will remain closed during Muharram processions.
The cellular services will be put on hold for two days—9th and 10th of Muharramul Haram, around specified areas in sensitive cities including Karachi, Rawalpindi, Jhang, Multan, Quetta, Peshawar, Hangu, Mianwali, Bhakkar, DI Khan and DG Khan.