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06 Nov 2019 | 12:13 PM UTC

Pakistan: Religious procession scheduled in Karachi November 6

Pakistan News Alert

Religious Chup Tazia procession scheduled in Karachi November 6; heightened security presence and severe transportation disruptions reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/7/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Karachi

Event

As of Wednesday, November 6, severe traffic disruptions have been reported in Karachi due to Chup Tazia mourning processions.

In the morning (local time), a first procession was held from the Nishtar Park to the Hussaina Iranian Imambargah mosque in the Kharadar neighborhood. Another procession is scheduled to take place in the afternoon from Qasr-e-Musayab in the Rizvia society area to Shah-i-Najaf Imambargah mosque on Martin Road.

The movement of traffic has been prohibited around the procession routes, including on the main MA Jinnah and Jail Road. Additionally, suspention of Internet and cellular services has been announced in the vicinity of the afternoon's march.

A heightened security presence is expected along the procession as 8314 security personnel have been deployed across the city. 

Advice

As a precautionary measure, individuals present in Karachi are advised to stay away from public gatherings, marches, and processions due to the risk of violence. Anticipate telecommunications interruptions and transportation disruptions and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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