LAHORE: Dozens of mourning processions of 8th Muharram were taken out from different places on Sunday that culminated at their respective destinations after passing through traditional routes, amid elaborate security arrangements.  

The processions, started at noon, culminated at their respective destination after Maghrib prayers.  To avoid any untoward incident, law enforcement agencies thoroughly checked all mourners before entering the processions. After the culmination of processions, Majalis-e-Aza were arranged at hundreds of places including Imambargahs and private houses that continued till late at night. Police made tight security arrangements outside and in the close vicinity of venues of Majalis-e-Aza with heavy deployment to avoid any unpleasant incident.–Staff Reporter