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22 Aug 2019 | 06:26 PM UTC

Pakistan: Religious festivities scheduled in Karachi through August 24

Pakistan News Alert

Religious festivities to be held in Karachi August 22-24; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/24/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Karachi

Event

Hundreds of people are expected to attend religious celebrations in Karachi between Thursday, August 22, through Saturday, August 24, to commemorate eighth-century Sufi mystic Abdullah Shah Ghazi. The festivities will be held primarily in the area immediately surrounding Ghazi's shrine, located in the Clifton neighborhood of Karachi. Additional security personnel have been deployed for the events; checkpoints, road closures, and detours are in place in the vicinity of the shrine.

Advice

Individuals in Karachi are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruption and a heightened security presence near the events, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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