Pillion riding banned in Karachi, other major Sindh cities

By: News Desk      Published: 11:51 AM, 15 Oct, 2021
Pillion riding banned in Karachi, other major Sindh cities
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The government of Sindh has announced a ban on pillion riding in all major cities of the province on the occasion of Chup Tazia, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.

The Home Department issued a notification in this regard which said the ban will come into effect at 12am on October 15 for 24 hours in Karachi and all major cities of Sindh, including Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Sukkur, Larkana, Khairpur, Nawabshah and Khairpur.

The notification further added that the ban won't apply to women, children below the age of 12 years, senior citizens, personnel of law enforcement agencies/security agencies in uniform, employees of essential services, and journalists subject to showing their press card/service card.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Sindh government has also imposed a ban on pillion riding in the province as part of security arrangements for Rabiul Awal 12.

According to a notification issued by the Home Department, a ban has been imposed on pillion riding in all cities on October 19.

"Against the backdrop of numerous threat alerts of disruption of law and order during various events of Rabi ul Awal there is a need for imposing ban under Section 144 Cr.PC on pillion riding for one day on 12th Rabi ul Awal 1443 Hijri i.e. October 19, 2021," the notification read.