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In pictures: Youm-i-Ali observed across Pakistan amid strict security arrangements

Extensive traffic and security plans were developed to provide safety to citizens and ensure minimum inconvenience.
Published May 27, 2019 11:38pm

The martyrdom of Hazrat Ali (RA) was observed across the country including Karachi, Lahore and other major cities amidst strict security arrangements on Monday. The day was also widely observed in neighbouring countries.

Extensive traffic and security plans were developed in order to provide safety to citizens and ensure minimum inconvenience while the Youm-i-Ali processions were underway.

A number of 'sabeels' of cold and sweet drinks were set up for the participants of the processions on the routes lined by thousands of security personnel.

No major untoward incident was reported as the processions concluded peacefully across the country on this Ramazan day.

Shia Muslims reach out to touch the ornamentation placed on a symbolic sacred horse for good luck, during a religious procession of Youm-i-Ali in Karachi on Monday. — Reuters
Shia Muslims reach out to touch the ornamentation placed on a symbolic sacred horse for good luck, during a religious procession of Youm-i-Ali in Karachi on Monday. — Reuters

Shia Muslims take part in the religious procession of Youm-i-Ali in Karachi. — Reuters
Shia Muslims take part in the religious procession of Youm-i-Ali in Karachi. — Reuters

Children enjoy a shower during the procession to mark Youm-i-Ali in Hyderabad. — APP
Children enjoy a shower during the procession to mark Youm-i-Ali in Hyderabad. — APP

Men offer prayers during a religious procession in Karachi on Monday. — Reuters
Men offer prayers during a religious procession in Karachi on Monday. — Reuters

Shia Muslims take part in a procession to observe the death anniversary of Hazrat Ali, the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), during the holy month of Ramazan in Karachi on May 27. — AFP
Shia Muslims take part in a procession to observe the death anniversary of Hazrat Ali, the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), during the holy month of Ramazan in Karachi on May 27. — AFP

A large number of mourners attend a procession to mark Youm-i-Ali at Chowk Nawab in Lahore. — APP
A large number of mourners attend a procession to mark Youm-i-Ali at Chowk Nawab in Lahore. — APP

A boy sits on his mother's back as she and other Muslim women pray at Hazratbal shrine during the holy month of Ramazan in Srinagar, Indian-occupied Kashmir. — Reuters
A boy sits on his mother's back as she and other Muslim women pray at Hazratbal shrine during the holy month of Ramazan in Srinagar, Indian-occupied Kashmir. — Reuters

A large number of people attend a Youm-i-Ali procession in Saddar area of Hyderabad. — APP
A large number of people attend a Youm-i-Ali procession in Saddar area of Hyderabad. — APP

Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray early in the morning at the Hazratbal shrine, during special prayers to observe the martyrdom of Hazrat Ali in Srinagar, Monday. — AP
Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray early in the morning at the Hazratbal shrine, during special prayers to observe the martyrdom of Hazrat Ali in Srinagar, Monday. — AP

Muslim women react upon seeing a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), displayed to devotees on the death anniversary of Hazrat Ali at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar. — Reuters
Muslim women react upon seeing a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), displayed to devotees on the death anniversary of Hazrat Ali at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar. — Reuters


Header image: Shia Muslims reach out to touch a model of a tomb during the religious procession of Youm-i-Ali in Lahore on Monday. — Reuters