Punjab govt bans pillion riding on 9th, 10th Muharram

By: News Desk
Published: 09:45 AM, 7 Aug, 2022
Punjab govt bans pillion riding on 9th, 10th Muharram
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The Punjab government has imposed a ban on pillion riding across the province on 9th and 10th of Muharram, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

A meeting was held under the chair of Punjab Chief Minister Ch Pervaiz Elahi on Sunday. The meeting approved a fool-proof security plan for Ashura. 

There will be a ban on pillion riding in Punjab on 9th and 10th of Muharram. It has also been decided to suspend the mobile service on the routes of Muharram processions during these two days. 

Chief Minister Elahi directed the provincial ministers and special assistants to monitor the Muharram security arrangements themselves. 

On Friday, the Sindh government has placed a province-wide ban on pillion riding for seven days i.e. from 6th to 12th of Muharram including in provincial capital Karachi on the request of the inspector general of police (IGP). 

However, the ban will not be applicable to journalists, persons with disabilities, elderly, women, security institutions personnel and children, according to the Sindh government notification.

On Saturday, the Islamabad administration had imposed Section 144 in the federal capital also banning pillion riding on 9th and 10th of Muharram.

The Islamabad Deputy Commissioner said that violators would be dealt with an iron hand. The DC urged people to cooperate with the Islamabad administration and the police.