BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
GILGIT: Youm-e-Ashur was observed on Saturday with due solemnity to pay homage to the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions at Karbala.
Ashura processions were taken out in different cities, including Gilgit – Baltistan, Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad and culminated peacefully.
In Gilgit, Sunnis were spotted arranging Sabeel for the mourners on their way alongwith their Shia brethren.
Security forces were deployed and CCTV cameras were installed to ensure foolproof security for the processions.
Pillion riding was banned in many cities and phone networks were also shut throughout the day.
A day earlier 22 mourners were killed in Jacobabad suicide attack.
Elaborate security measures were taken by the government deploying thousands of military, paramilitary and police force to avoid any untoward incident.
However there were reports of a clash between the groups in Sonikote area, in which four people were reportedly injured.