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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Special Arrangements Made for Ashura Observance

As Pakistan prepares to observe Ashura, special arrangements and security measures are in place to maintain peace and harmony during the holiday period.

As Ashura approaches, the Pakistani authorities have made special arrangements to ensure safety and facilitate the observance of the significant religious event. Various measures have been taken by the government and financial institutions to accommodate the public during the holiday period.

Banks Closed for Three Days

In observance of Ashura, banks across Pakistan will remain closed for three days. This decision was made to allow bank employees and the public to participate in the religious ceremonies and commemorations that take place during this period.

High Alert Security Measures

To maintain peace and security during the Ashura holidays, law enforcement agencies and security forces have been placed on high alert. Security measures have been intensified in sensitive areas and places of religious significance to prevent any untoward incidents.

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Instructions for Timely Arrangements

Authorities have been directed to ensure all necessary arrangements are completed promptly to facilitate the smooth observance of Ashura. This includes providing adequate resources for religious processions, maintaining traffic management, and ensuring public safety.

Government Support and Coordination

The government is working in coordination with religious leaders and local communities to ensure that the observance of Ashura takes place without any disruptions or incidents. Government officials are actively participating in meetings and discussions to address any concerns and provide necessary support.

The Holiday

Ashura is marked on the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The day bears immense significance in the Islamic calendar, holding spiritual and historical importance for Muslims. For Muslims, Ashura is a day of mourning, solemnly commemorating the tragic anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the beloved grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), during the Battle of Karbala. The day is marked with fasting and special prayers, symbolizing its sanctity.