Youm-e-Ashur, the tenth of Muharram, is being observed today with solemnity and sanctity to pay homage to Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) and his companions who laid down their lives in Karbala.
Processions will be taken out in different cities to mourn the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
Majalis will be held across the country where ulema will highlighting the philosophy of Karbala and pay tributes to the martyrs.
Strict security arrangements have been put in place to thwart off any unwanted incident, while Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been issued for the mourning processions after consultations with the religious scholars to stem the spread of coronavirus.
The day will start with special prayers at mosques and imambargahs while all markets and business centres will remain closed on the occasion of Ashura.
Sacrifice of Imam Hussain (A.S), his companions guiding principle for Muslims: President Alvi, PM Imran
In their message on the occasion of Yaum-e-Ashur, President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan said the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) and his companions is, in fact, a guiding principle for the Muslims which taught them to sacrifice everything during the struggle for truth.
President Alvi said the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) was, in fact, the victory of truth, and symbol of steadfastness against oppression and a glorious example of sacrifice.
The president urged the countrymen to pledge to take every step for the victory of truth, promotion of justice, adherence to Islamic values, and for national progress and prosperity.
PM Imran in his message said the battle of Karbala fought between truth and falsehood has made it clear that the real success and steadfastness is the passion to sacrifice everything for revival and promotion of Islamic values.
Paying tribute to the sacrifice of Kashmiri people, he said they have kept the teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) alive and just like Karbala, they also made Kashmir an example of the battle between truth and falsehood.