Pillion-riding banned for one month in Karachi
The Sindh government has slapped a one-month ban on pillion-riding in Karachi following the murder of religious scholar Maulana Adil Khan, reported 24News TV channel.
A notification has also been issued in this regard on Sunday, according to which the ban was imposed for one month and will come into effect immediately.
According to a notification issued by Sindh Home Department the ban has been imposed on pillion riding under section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code.
Pillion riding has been banned to maintain law and order situation, the Home Department said. However, women, senior citizens and media persons will be exempted from the ban on pillion riding, according to the Home Department. Children under the age of 12 will also be exempted from the prohibition.
The Home Department said that after incidents of hand grenade attacks and targeted killings in the city, the ban has been imposed on pillion riding on the recommendation of the law enforcement agencies i.e. police and Rangers.
In order to maintain law and order situation, the Sindh government had earlier imposed a ban on pillion riding for 9th and 10th of Muharram across the province.
The ban comes after prominent religious scholar Maulana Adil Khan was assassinated in Karachi on Saturday. The scholar, along with his driver, was shot dead in Karachi’s Shah Faisal area.