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Pakistan to mark New Year with simplicity

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: In view of the deadly Peshawar massacre, New Year will be observed in Pakistan with simplicity. Authorities have imposed section-144 in Islamabad, while in Karachi a ban is in place on New Year night ceremonies, ARY News reported.

The end of 2014 did not prove to be good for Pakistan. The enemies of the state saddened the arrival of a new year by killing over hundred children in Peshawar.

While New Year will be observed in Pakistan with simplicity, authorities have also made strict security arrangements all over the country due to persisting security threats.

Section-144 is imposed in Islamabad on the eve, while police are also directed to collar the ones riding motorcycle without silencer.

In Karachi, a ban is in place on New Year night ceremonies, while the ones involved in celebratory gunfire will be sent away to jails. Pillion riding in the largest metropolis has already been banned for a day.

Meanwhile, all the roads leading to seaside have been blocked by placing containers and barricades.

For maintaining order on New Year eve, seven thousand police personnel have also been deployed in the city.

Local authorities have also imposed section-144 in Multan due to looming security threats.

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