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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Muharram rally marches peacefully to destination

Staff Report

QUETTA: The seventh Muharram rally marched peacefully to its destination in the provincial capital on Saturday.

The rally set out from the Khalah imambargah and passed through Archer Road, Art School Road, Liaqat Bazar, Mccongy Road, Mir Ahmed Khan Road and ended on Prince Road.

Strict security arrangements had been made by the government, which had deploy over 5,000 personnel of law enforcement agencies and paramilitary troops. Personnel of police, Frontier Corps and the Anti-Terrorism Force were deployed along the route of the procession. All roads, streets, and shops leading to the procession were sealed with barbed wires. Journalists were issued special passes for coverage.

This year, tough security measures were arranged by law enforcement agencies with the cooperation of volunteers from the Jaloos Management committee. The number of participants was observed to be large.

Daily Times

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