Quetta: Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain was observed with fervour and solemnity here in Quetta on Thursday, 28 February 2008.
It was marked by mourning processions. A mourning procession was taken out from Alamdar Road and the other from Hazara Town. After passing through its traditional route, it terminated at Hazara Graveyard both of Hazara Town and Mehrabad. The procession consisted of more than 50 mourning contingents from various Imam Baragahs. Mourners were carrying Alam and Zuljanah. Ulema in their sermon said that tradegy of Karbala is the biggest incident in the history of the world in which Hazrat Imam Hussain and his companions sacrificed their lives for truth and rightness and set an example.
Sabeels were setup along the procession route. Strict measures were also adopted for the security of processions all along the route. Police and Frontier Corps personnel were deployed.