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Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) is a great lesson for Muslims: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: The day of martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and Ashura Day is being observed with great devotion and respect all over the world including Pakistan. In this regard, President Dr. Arif Alvi said that the martyrdom of Hazrat

Muharram, niyaz and Haleem

Every year on the 10th of Muharram, the day of Ashura, Haleem as a tradition is cooked among Muslims, especially in Pakistan. Haleem is a preferred choice of food in Muharram. Indeed, it is an occasional dish but its demand

Making Haleem: Muharram’s signature dish

A delicious mixture of wheat, barley, lentil, and meat ‘Haleem’ is garnished with chopped green chilies, ginger, fried onions and slivers of lemon before being served. Haleem is a preferred choice of food in Muharram. Indeed, it is an occasional

Foolproof security arranged for Muharram in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Fool-proof security arrangements have been completed for the mourning procession of Muharram from Sector G6 in Islamabad. According to the details, mourning processions are taken out of all small and big cities of Pakistan on the occasion of 9th

Muharram: Govt announces two-day public holiday

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has notified a two-day public holiday in view of the 9th and 10th of Muharram. According to a notification, “It is notified for general information that 29th and 30th August 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) shall

Ulema, govt reach consensus on SOPs during Muharram processions

ISLAMABAD: Religious scholars of various schools of thought and government have reached consensus on standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of COVID-19 during processions and gatherings in the holy month of Muharram-ul-Haram. The consensus was reached in a

Govt allows majalis, processions during Muharram

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to allow conducting majalis and processions during Muharram-ul-Haram subject to following precautionary measures and to ensure compliance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The SOPs were finalised in a meeting between President Dr Arif Alvi and

Karbala stampede death toll reaches 31, 100 injured

Karbala: More than 31 people died in a stampede in the Iraqi city of Karbala on Tuesday, the Health Ministry said. According to the health ministry, 31 people died and above 100 were injured in a stampede on Tuesday in

CM Punjab visits PSCA to evaluate Ashura security arrangements

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar visited the Punjab Safe City Authority (PSCA) to review and evaluate the arrangements regarding the monitoring of mourning processions on Muharram 10, on Tuesday, reported by APP. The chief minister of Punjab was

9th Muharram being observed with religious solemnity across the country

Karachi: The 9th of Muharram is being observed across the country with due solemnity and sanctity to honor the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his companions in Karbala. Religious scholars are throwing

PTA decides to suspend cellular services throughout the country

ISLAMABAD: The Pak­istan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Sunday informed that mobile phone services would remain suspended on the 9th and 10th of Muharram for security reasons in specified areas of all the cities across the country. However, the PTA did

Muharram processions in Kashmir disbanded, mourners arrested

SRINAGAR: Authorities have tightened a month-long security lockdown in occupied Kashmir’s city of Srinagar after breaking up processions led by Shias who defied the curfew. A military crackdown had taken place on the disputed Himalayan region on Aug 5 to

Cellular services likely to be suspended in Karachi

KARACHI: The provincial government has asked the federal interior ministry to block cellular services in the province on 9th and 10th of Muharram. According to details, Sindh home secretary has communicated to the interior ministry and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)

Govt bans pillion riding from 8th Muharram till Ashura

KARACHI: The federal government has imposed a ban on pillion riding from the night of 8th of Muharram until Ashura in order to maintain law and order and avoid any untoward incident. According to sources, as many as 69,545 police

Pillion riding to be banned for Muharram

KARACHI: The Sindh government has banned pillion riding on 9th and 10th of Muharram across the province. According to a notification issued by the provincial home department, the ban has been imposed under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code. The