More than 100,000 Muslims from Pakistan and various parts of the world have traveled to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq to participate in the Ashura processions. Ashura is an important event that honors the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain during the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD on the 10th day of Muharram.
To assist Pakistani pilgrims, the Pakistan Ambassador to Iraq, Ahmed Amjad Ali, has set up a special camp office in Karbala. This camp office provides essential facilities, such as medical assistance with doctors and paramedics, and stalls offering water and refreshments for the pilgrims. Additionally, the camp office helps in verifying passports and documents for the pilgrims.
The establishment of the Karbala Camp Office follows the special directives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure that Pakistani pilgrims receive proper support during their journey. Hundreds of thousands of devotees have gathered in Baghdad to honor the memory of Prophet Muhammad SAW’s grandson.
Every year, mourners undertake a pilgrimage to Karbala, staying in temporary camps along the way, to pay homage to the bravery and sacrifice of Prophet Muhammad SAW’s grandson and his family. Despite being outnumbered, they were martyred after a short battle against the forces of the Umayyad Caliph Yazid I. This annual pilgrimage holds immense significance for Muslims worldwide as a symbol of devotion and remembrance.