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Mourners parade during a procession on the ninth of Muharram in Islamabad. — AFP

In pictures: Youm-i-Ashur commemorated across country amid tight security

Ashura processions carried out in major cities, including Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi.
Updated Sep 21, 2018 07:55pm

Mourners held processions across the country on Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram, to commemorate Muharram rituals which mark the seventh-century martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) grandson Hazrat Imam Husain who was martyred in a battle in Karbala in Iraq 680 AD.

Amid tight security, Ashura processions were carried out in major cities, including Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi.

Participants of the processions stopped for Zuhrain prayers while making their way through designated routes.

Processions were also carried out on the 9th day of Muharram.

Mourners beat their chests during a procession to mark Ashoura in Quetta. —AP
Mourners beat their chests during a procession to mark Ashoura in Quetta. —AP

Muslims flagellate themselves during an Ashura procession in Quetta. —AFP
Muslims flagellate themselves during an Ashura procession in Quetta. —AFP

A view of mourning procession outside Qadamgah Moula Ali in Hyderabad on 10th of Muharram. —APP
A view of mourning procession outside Qadamgah Moula Ali in Hyderabad on 10th of Muharram. —APP

Mourners passing at Meezan Chowk in Quetta during the procession on 10th of Muharram. —APP
Mourners passing at Meezan Chowk in Quetta during the procession on 10th of Muharram. —APP

Security personnel stand guard along the side of a road during a procession in Karachi. — AFP
Security personnel stand guard along the side of a road during a procession in Karachi. — AFP

Mourners parade during a procession in Karachi. — AFP
Mourners parade during a procession in Karachi. — AFP

Parents convince their child to participate in 'matam' during a Muharram procession in Islamabad. — AP
Parents convince their child to participate in 'matam' during a Muharram procession in Islamabad. — AP

Security personnel patrol during the Muharram procession in Karachi. —AFP
Security personnel patrol during the Muharram procession in Karachi. —AFP

Mourners parade during a Muharram procession in Islamabad.— AFP
Mourners parade during a Muharram procession in Islamabad.— AFP

Mourners participate in 'matam' during a procession in Islamabad. — AFP
Mourners participate in 'matam' during a procession in Islamabad. — AFP

Mourners attend a Muharram procession in Peshawar. —AP
Mourners attend a Muharram procession in Peshawar. —AP

Mourners attend a procession in Islamabad. —AP
Mourners attend a procession in Islamabad. —AP

People busy in repairing graves of their loved one at the graveyard in Lahore. —APP
People busy in repairing graves of their loved one at the graveyard in Lahore. —APP

Mourners participate in a parade during a religious procession in Lahore. —AFP
Mourners participate in a parade during a religious procession in Lahore. —AFP

Mourners demonstrate after setting fire to the United States and Israeli flags during a religious procession in Karachi. — AFP
Mourners demonstrate after setting fire to the United States and Israeli flags during a religious procession in Karachi. — AFP

Mourners offer noon prayers during a religious procession in Karachi.— AFP
Mourners offer noon prayers during a religious procession in Karachi.— AFP

A woman kisses the Zul-Jinnah, a horse symbolising the horse Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) used to fight against his enemy in Karbala, during a procession in Lahore. — AFP
A woman kisses the Zul-Jinnah, a horse symbolising the horse Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) used to fight against his enemy in Karbala, during a procession in Lahore. — AFP

Mourners parade during a Muharram procession in Lahore. — AFP
Mourners parade during a Muharram procession in Lahore. — AFP

Mourners during a procession in Islamabad. — AFP
Mourners during a procession in Islamabad. — AFP

A mourner takes part in 'matam' during a procession in Peshawar. —AFP
A mourner takes part in 'matam' during a procession in Peshawar. —AFP

Rangers patrol with sniffing dogs ahead of a procession in Quetta. —AFP
Rangers patrol with sniffing dogs ahead of a procession in Quetta. —AFP

Security personnel patrol during a religious procession in Karachi. —AFP
Security personnel patrol during a religious procession in Karachi. —AFP

Mourners carry religious flags during a procession in Karachi. — AFP
Mourners carry religious flags during a procession in Karachi. — AFP