The Chehlum of Imam Hussain is observed on the 20th of the Islamic month of Safar and it will fall on Friday, the 6th of November 2017
The procession will be carried out from Nishtar Park to Hussainian Iranian Imambargah Kharadar, after passing through Saddar, Regal, Boulton Market and Kharadar.
Alternative Traffic Routes for Chehlum 2017
The route of the main procession will be from Nishtar Park, passing through Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto Road, Father Jaminis Road, Mehfil-e-Shah-e-Khurasan, MA Jinnah Road and Preedy Street. The procession will then turn back to MA Jinnah Road, towards Bolton Market, Bombay Bazar, Kharadar and will finally culminate at Hussainian Iranian Imambargah in Kharadar.
The traffic coming from Nazimabad would be diverted to Lasbella via Nishtar Road to Zoological Garden to reach their destinations.
All kinds of traffic coming from Liaquatabad shall be diverted from Dak Khana left side towards Altaf Ali Barelvi Road, University Road U-turn, Jail flyover, People’s Chowrangi, Dadabhoy Naoroji Road, Kashmir Road, Society Light Signal, Shahrah-i-Quaideen, Sharea Faisal, Lucky Star, Sarwar Shaheed Road, Fawwara Chowk, Shaheen Complex, I.I. Chundrigar Road to Tower.
All kinds of traffic coming from Stadium Road side shall proceed via New M.A Jinnah Road. These vehicles shall be diverted at Dadabhoy Naoroji Road towards Kashmir Road, Society Light Signal, Shahrah-i-Quaideen to Sharea Faisal.
The traffic coming from the National Highway side shall proceed via Rashid Minhas Road, Stadium Road, Sir Shah Suleman Road, Hassan Square, Liaquatabad No 10, Nazimabad Chowrangi No 2, Habib Bank Estate Avenue Road, Sher Shah, Mauripur Road. For the return journey, these vehicles shall also adopt the same route.
No vehicle will be permitted to proceed towards the route of the procession from Gurumandir (roundabout). These vehicles shall be diverted onto Bahadur Yar Jang Road and again onto Khan Bahadur Naqi Muhammad Khan Road. Under no circumstances, these vehicles shall be permitted to proceed along Soldier Bazaar Road from the junction of the Khan Bahadur Naqi Muhammad Khan Road/Bahadur Yar Jang Road.
The traffic coming towards Mazar-i-Quaid via M.A Jinnah Road will be diverted towards Bahadur Yar Jang Road. No vehicular traffic will be permitted to proceed towards Old Exhibition under any circumstances.
All traffic approaching Old Exhibition via Shahrah-i-Quaideen (except those arriving for participating in the procession having stickers pasted on their windscreens issued from the office of the DIG-Traffic) shall not be allowed to proceed from the roundabout of the Society Office Light Signal behind the Mazar. All traffic going towards Saddar and other colonies will not be permitted to proceed towards Empress Market from the junction of Preedy Street/M.A Jinnah Road, Court Road Chowk and Fresco Chowk when the head of the procession reaches near the crossing of M.A Jinnah Road/Mansfield Street.
A ban has been imposed on mobile signals and Internet services on the occasion of Chehlum
Due to security issues prevailing in the city, strict measures are taken every year during Moharram and Chehlum to keep the peace in the metropolis as various activities are held during this time. These include Majalis, Waaz, and Processions.
As per a notice issued by Sindh Police Department, mobile signals will be jammed on the 10th of November.
It has been advised by the IG that internet services be shut down as well from 10 am to 10 pm.
There may be a likely ban on pillion riding on Friday, 10th Nov but this has not yet been confirmed by the authorities.
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