KARACHI: The martyrdom day of Hazrat Ali (AS) – Youm-e-Ali – is being observed across the country with religious fervour and reverence amid tight security.
Mourning processions are being taken out in various cities of the country to mark the day.
The MA Jinnah Road of Karachi was blocked for traffic while heavy police contingent was deployed along the main route of Youm-e-Ali procession.
The Sindh government had issued notifications on Thursday banning pillion riding on motorcycle and the use of heli-cam for media coverage on the occasion.
As many as 5,570 police personnel were deployed across the city to protect for the security of participants of the processions and Majlis.
The main procession in Karachi will be taken out from Nishtar Park and concluded at Hussainian Iranian Imambargah.