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Karachi: Ban on pillion-riding extended by 24 hours

KARACHI: In view of the ongoing anti-polio drive, the Government of Sindh has extended the ban on pillion-riding in Karachi by another 24 hours, ARY News reported.

The ban was earlier imposed for three days due to security threats faced by polio vaccinations teams, which was due to end tonight.

However, the provincial home department on Thursday extended the ban till January 30.

Pillion-riding in the metropolis was earlier prohibited in the wake of an attack on a police team escorting anti-polio workers in Banaras area.

Unknown assailants had shot dead a police man in Banaras area, who was standing guard while the vaccinators were busy administering polio-vaccine to children in the locality.

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