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Ashura to be marked with non secular reverence, solemnity



LAHORE/KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Tens of millions of Shi’ite Muslims will carry out mourning rituals on Tuesday to mark Ashura, the holiest competition of their calendar, amid heightened measures in lots of locations throughout the nation.

Ashura falls on the tenth day of the lunar calendar month of Muharram and commemorates the martyrdom in 680 AD of Imam Hussain Ibn Ali (R.A.), a grandson of Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H.), close to Karbala in what’s now Iraq.

Shi’ites mark the competition with massive public rituals, typically involving bloody self-flagellation or chopping to indicate a hyperlink with the sufferings of Hussain (R.A.), whose martyrdom symbolises a wider wrestle towards oppression and tyranny.

The martyrdom of Hussain finally led to the division of Islam into the 2 most important Sunni and Shi’ite sects and lately, the competition has been scarred by bloody sectarian assaults in some international locations.

Mourning processions can be taken out in cities and cities throughout the nation.

The azadars (mourners) pays glowing tributes to sacrifices supplied by Hussain (R.A.) and his companions for the supremacy of Islam.

The mourners would move by way of their prescribed routes and processions will culminate of their prescribed locations.

Shi’ite Muslims make up about 20 % of Pakistan’s inhabitants. The remaining are largely Sunni Muslims.

In the meantime, in reference to the primary day of Ashura, Muharram 9, at the moment, countrywide mourning processions can be taken out in reminiscence of the martyrs of the Battle of Karbala fought between the military of Yazid I, the second Umayyad caliph, and a small group of devoted led by Hussain (R.A.).


Elaborate safety preparations have been made to keep away from any untoward incident throughout the mourning processions.

In Lahore, greater than 10,000 police, together with 370 girls personnel, will carry out safety duties on Monday and Tuesday.

On Tuesday, 227 congregations can be organised whereas 47 processions can be held throughout Punjab. The Punjab authorities has imposed a ban on pillion using.

Moreover, cell phone companies can be suspended alongside the routes of processions deliberate in main cities in a bid to foil remote-controlled bombings. Police have additionally arrange further checkpoints and imposed restrictions on motion in some areas.

The programme organisers have additionally been directed to make sure adherence to the code of conduct, route and timings.

In Karachi, the principle procession will start from Nishtar Park at Parsi Colony at 1:00 pm, move by way of M.A. Jinnah Street, Saddar’s Empress Market, Tibet Centre and finish at Hussainian Iranian imambargah in Kharadar.

The five hundred-year-old historic procession of No Dhala Tazia in Rohri is transferring on the normal route.

Whereas, in Islamabad, the principle procession will emerge from Asna Ashri imambargah in Sector G-6/2 and can culminate on the identical place after passing by way of its conventional route.

Peshawar’s procession will depart from Imam Bargah Hussainia Corridor at 10:00 am, and the principle procession in Quetta will depart from Mekangi Street at 1:30 pm.

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Punjab Governor takes motion in opposition to GCU VC on Maryam Nawaz’s tweet



ISLAMABAD: Punjab Governor on Monday took an motion in opposition to Authorities Faculty College (GCU), Vice Chancellor, after Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif’s tweet.

Punjab Governor Baligh Ur Rehman took a discover of conducting a political program of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan within the GCU.

The Punjab governor taking discover of the act, mentioned it’s unhappy to make the well-known instructional establishment of the nation a political enviornment. There is no such thing as a room for such political actions in universities, he added.

Governor Baligh mentioned as chancellor, he has taken discover of the political program on the GCU Lahore campus. He additionally mentioned kids are the way forward for a nation so, there isn’t any room to push them into politics.

Earlier as we speak, PML-N chief Maryam Nawaz tweeted in opposition to the political assembly of Imran Khan within the GCU and urged strict motion in opposition to the vice-chancellor.

Maryam mentioned within the tweet that utilizing his publish to unfold political hatred is against the law and this crime needs to be punished.

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Indian hackers energetic in stealing private data of Pakistanis



ISLAMABAD: The Indian hackers have turn out to be energetic in stealing delicate data of Pakistanis, it emerged on Monday.

Reportedly, Indian hackers are attempting to get entry to the private information of Pakistanis by employment commercials.

The federal government has despatched a round concerning the matter to all federal ministries and provincial chief secretaries through which they have been sensitized concerning the discovery of an Indian area Applyform.Pk. The Indian hackers are fraudulently working this web site.

The federal government round has warned the residents to take care earlier than making use of on this web site. It prompt to them to not share private or monetary data on the positioning. It additional sensitized the residents to examine the safety earlier than offering an internet delicate data.

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After heavy floods, snake bites declare three lives in Khairpur



KHAIRPUR: Three folks died because of snake bites in numerous flood affected areas of Khairpur on Monday.

In a number of flood affected areas of Khairpur, the toxic snakes added to the concern of already grief-stricken folks as three folks died because of snake bites.

Those that did embody 40-year-old Mumtaz Kalhoro within the Sadiq Kalhoro space of Pir Goth Tehsil of Khairpur.

One other 12-year-old Faizan Awan who belonged to Goth Abdul Rahim Awan close to Akri died of snake chunk whereas 20-year-old Ali of Shadi Shaheed was bitten by the snake and instantly took to the hospital however died on the best way.

The vaccine for snake bites additionally turned uncommon within the healthcare division of Khairpur hospital.

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