57 majalis held in city

BAHAWALPUR: Around 57 majalis were held at different imambargahs and 31 processions were taken out in connection with Ashura of Muharram-ul-Haram in the district.

Police sources said that over 1,000 police personnel have been performing their duties to maintain peace and order during first 10 days of Muharram.”Over 1,000 police personnel have been deployed in and around imambargahs and on the routes of Muharram-ul-Haram related processions to provide security to the mourners,” they said.

Narrating the details of the processions, the police sources said that seven processions were taken out within jurisdiction of PS Kotwali, as well as seven in the jurisdiction of PS Noshahra Jadid, six in Och Sharif, three in PS Saddar area, two in Qaimpur, and one each procession in Civil Lines, Abbas Nagar, Dera Nawab Sahb, Chani Goth and Head Rajkan areas.

Ladies police have also been deployed to conduct search of women coming to attend majalis at imambargahs.