KARACHI: On account of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A), all educational institutions will remain closed tomorrow (Tuesday) in Sindh.
According to a notification issued by Sindh Education department, all private and public sector educational institutes will remain closed on September 28 on account of the chehlum (20th Saffar 1443).
Earlier today, Sindh government had slapped ban over pillion riding in parts of the Sindh province including Karachi on the occasion of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).
According to a notification issued from the provincial home department, the pillion-riding ban will remain enforced in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas, and Shaheed Benazirabad.
The ban was imposed on the recommendations of the Sindh police and Rangers.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Sindh Mushtaq Mahar has directed the officials concerned to ensure foolproof security arrangements on the day of Chehlum.
Mushtaq Mahar asked the officials to ensure strict security measures on the routes of the Chehlum processions. The bomb disposal squad should check the routes of the procession.
The mourning procession of Chehlum takes place 40 days after Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his companions in the Battle of Karbala (61 AH).