Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, warned off strict action against elements citing sectarian violence on Ashura.
The premier took to social media to express his gratitude for the peaceful observance of Youm-e-Ashura across the country.
However, he affirmed that there have been elements who with their hate speech, tried to ignite sectarian violence threatening religious fraternity and peace in the country.
“Information has come to me of elements who tried to ignite flames of sectarianism on this occasion and I will be taking very tough action against them,” he tweeted.
The development comes as Youm-e-Ashur observed with religious solemnity on 10th Muharram, August 30th Sunday.
Hundreds of thousands of mourners attended Muharram processions in various cities across the country in memory of the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his family in Karbala.
Majalis were held in which Ulema shed light on the significance of the sacrifice made by Prophet Muhammad’s (P.B.U.H) grandson Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his family for the preservation of principles of Islam and its teachings.