Main Ashura procession taken out from Nisar Haveli

LAHORE: The main Ashura procession was taken out from Nisar Haveli here on Saturday.

The mourning procession will culminate at Karbala Gamay Shah on Sunday evening after passing through its routes, including Imambargah Syed Wajid Ali Shah, Lakkar Mandi, Imambargah Mehdi Shah, Mubarak Haveli, Chowk Nawab Sahib, Kucha Qazi Khan, Imambargah Maulvi Feroze Ali, Kucha Miskinan,Imambargah Rajab Ali Shah, Chohata Mufti Baqar, Chowk Purani Kotwali, Kashmiri Bazaar, Sunehri Masjid, Dabbi Bazaar, Sooha Bazaar, Gumti Bazaar,Tehsil Bazaar, Bazaar Hakiman, Unchi Masjid and Bhaati Chowk while several other processions would also join it.

The police and other law enforcement agencies were patrolling the area while officials had also taken positions on rooftops of buildings along the route.

Earlier, the route of the procession was scanned through scanners while policemen blocked the roads towards the main route of the procession.