JNN 17 Dec 2010 ISLAMABAD: Ashura processions were taken out on Friday across the country with religious fervor and zeal to commemorate the huge sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) and other martyrs of Karbala.
Extensive security arrangements were put in place by the authorities to thwart any untoward incident as the faithful took out Ashura processions.
Hazrat Hussain (A.S), the grandson of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W), and his family sacrificed their lives to save Islam from Yazeed Bin Mawia , who became the ruler of the Islamic State after getting the throne from his father Mavia Bin Abu Sufian , who himself was an illegitimate ruler of the Islamic state , as he was Molesting the real Islam by regularly passing decrees which were against the basic Principles of Islam.
Processions were organized through out the country, in almost every city to express grief on martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) in the battlefield of Karbala.
As due to Previous years Major Terrorist Attacks on Ashura Juloos in Karachi, Zaireen of Chehlum Juloos of Karachi, Suicide Attack on Youm e Ali Juloos of Lahore , And Suicide Attack on Youm Al Quds Rally in Quetta, the security around the country was on High Alert , and thousands of Security Personnel were deployed , around the country , for the security and safety of the Participants of Ashura Juloos , and Majalis , Except a few incidents of terrorism in some cities of Pakistan , All over situation around the country remained calm and quite , and All Major processions in major cities on Pakistan ended safely. Rest of the few which faced problems are as follows :
Police kill suicide bomber in Shikarpur
SHIKARPUR: Police foiled the suicide attack over a mourning procession in Ibrahim Jatoi area of Shikarpur.
Four policemen including the SHO have been wounded in the blast.
Asad Sarfarz, SP Investigation, told SAMAA that the suicide bomber tried to enter the majlis but the security officials compelled him to run. “The suicide bomber tried to flee but he was injured in the firing. The blast took place when some police officials reached near the bag thrown by the bomber.”
More than 1000 people were attending the Muharram majlis.
Mortar attack By Wahabi’s kills six in Hangu
HANGU: A mortar attack killed at least six people, including women and children, in northwest Pakistan on Friday as Shia Muslims marked Ashura.
The attack also wounded eight others, police said.
Mortars slammed into two houses in Hangu, a town that has been a flashpoint for Terrorism and clashes between Pakistan’s Shia and Wahabi communities.
They were fired from the neighbouring district of Orakzai ,a strong hold of Wahabi Taliban, part of Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal areas with Afghanistan.
“Mortars were fired from Orakzai and hit two houses in Hangu which were in the way of the Ashura Procession , but luckily at the time of Blast the Procession have passed from that point . Six people were killed and eight injured,” Gul Jamal, a local police official, told AFP.
Fazal Naeem, a police spokesman, confirmed the attack and the toll.
“There were two children and a women (among the dead). The dead include both Shias and Sunnis,” he told AFP.