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Army to be deployed across Pakistan during Muharram

Meanwhile, the provincial government of Punjab has asked the federal government for a ban on social media applications during the first week of Muharram to control the hate content.

Pakistan Army to be deployed across Pakistan during Muharram due to the country’s law and order situation.

The government of Pakistan has approved the deployment of Army and Civilian Armed Forces across the country to maintain the law and order situation. According to the notification issued by the Ministry of Interior, the troops will be deployed for an indefinite period. The details of the troops will be finalized with the authorities concerned, including the governments of Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir, and Islamabad. Troops will be deployed under Sections 4 and 5 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 to assist civil administration.

Additionally, the notification stated: “The date of de-requisitioning of said deployment will be decided subsequently after mutual consultation among all stakeholders.”

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Meanwhile, the provincial government of Punjab has asked the federal government for a ban on social media applications during the first week of Muharram to control the hate content.

During a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Cabinet on Law and Order, the provincial home department issued a letter stating that the government has decided to suspend social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, from the 6th to the 11th of Muharram. However, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior mentioned that the federal government has not yet decided whether to suspend internet services during Muharram.

 

In Punjab, the government has announced that Section 144 will be enforced across the province from the 1st to the 10th of Muharram as part of security measures. This means no new additions to Muharram processions and gatherings will be allowed. Public display of weapons and incendiary materials is also banned unless approved by authorities. These steps are meant to ensure public safety.

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is important to Muslims, especially the 10th day, Ashura. During this period, there are many religious events and large public gatherings, which require increased security.