Saturday, December 3, 2022

Sindh govt withdraws ban on pillion riding in Karachi

Sindh govt withdraws ban on pillion riding in Karachi

KARACHI (92 News) – The Sindh government has withdrawn the ban on pillion riding imposed in Karachi for a period for one month due to deteriorating law and order situation just 12 hours.

According to the details, the month-long ban on pillion riding has been removed on the orders of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

In a notification, the Sindh home department said, “In view of re-assessment of the security situation and decision taken in a meeting on threat assessment and security held today, the notification regarding ban on pillion riding is hereby withdrawn.

Earlier, the Sindh Home Department imposed a one-month ban on pillion riding in Karachi.

A notification by the department attributed the ban to reports that “miscreants and disgruntled elements may disturb the pace and create law and order problem in Karachi by carrying out target[ed] killing”.

It also noted that recently there have been incidents of hand grenades being thrown as well as targeted killings of law enforcement personnel and religious scholars in the city.

A day earlier, Maulana Adil Khan of Jamia Farooqia was shot and killed by unidentified men in Karachi’s Shah Faisal Colony in what is being reported as a case of sectarian violence.

The ban is being imposed under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and does not apply to women, children under 12, senior citizens, law enforcers in uniform, employees of essential services and journalists with press cards.