Peshawar: 7 arrested ahead of Ashura
PESHAWAR: Seven elders from Sunni and Shia sects were taken into custody on Saturday till end of Ashura, a source told The News. The source said that four of the elders held were from Shia sect while three others belonged to Sunni sect.
The measure was taken to ensure peaceful observance of Ashura Muharram. Hundreds of cops have been deployed in Kohati, Hashtnagri, Kochi Bazaar, Gulbahar and Saddar to provide security to the Muharram processions.