KARACHI - Mourning procession of 9th of Muharram-ul-Harram was taken out on Sunday in the metropolis peacefully with religious reverence to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and progeny of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Central procession of 9th Muharram was peacefully culminated at Imambargah Hussinian Iranian, Kharadar after passing the designated routes amid tight security measures were taken by the authorities to maintain peace and order. More than 6,000 to 7,000 personnel of law enforcement agencies have deployed in order to provide security to the mourners, beside that Shia organisations and scouts groups were also deployed their volunteers to maintain law and order situation. Thousands of mourners participated in the procession. Entry points were also set up for the participants to join the processions where they underwent physical search with detectors. Besides, several small processions, taken out from different parts of the City, gathered at Nishtar Park to become part of the central procession while noted religious scholar Maulana Syed Taqi Shah Naqvi highlighted the sacrifice of grand son of holy prophet, Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). He said mourning of Imam Hussain (RA) preaches courage and bravery and the lesson of sacrifice with spirit of sacrifice. The grand son of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) sacrificed his life along with 72 near and dear ones in Karbala for protecting Islamic values, supporting human dignity, and defending religion and Shariat rather he took religion, Shariat to new heights. The great martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) wrote a new golden chapter in the world history and derived support of the mankind for his sacrifices, patience, forbearance, and firmness, he said. Karbala became the source of guidance for all movements for independence. Maulana Taqi Shah said Imam Hussain (RA) sacrifices preach us many lessons one of which was how to tackle with oppression, suppression and brutality and giving priority to death in honour over life in disguise. He denounced the statement of Federal Minister Rehman Malik and said that they would ready to sacrifice their lives for the supremacy of Islam and mourning of Imam Hussain (RA). He said that the US was involved in the present insurgent situation of the country. He said that anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan forces were hatching conspiracies against the country. After the central congregation of 9th Muharram, the central procession was taken from Nishtar Park, passing from the designated routes, and culminated also at Nishtar Park. Earlier, the mourners offer Zohar prayers at MA Jinnah Road led by Maulana Aqeel Moosa, and also staged protest demonstration against the statement of Federal Minister Rehman Malik and bomb blast incidents in the mourning procession. Tight security was seen on the processions route and security personnel were deployed on the rooftops of each house that fell on the route. Imamia Students Organisation, Abuturab Scouts, Jaffaria Alliance Pakistan, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, and Pakistan Peoples Party set up their medical camps and water stalls for the mourners.