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Law exempting bike side mirrors challenged in SHC

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notices to the Sindh government and DIG traffic to submit their comments on a petition challenging a law that exempts side mirrors on motorcycles in the province.

A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, heard the petition. The petitioner’s lawyer stated before the court that the provincial government brought in a law exempting side mirrors on bikes.

He said motorists wearing helmets can’t see vehicles coming from either side without side mirrors, which leads to road mishaps.

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The lawyer pleaded with the bench to order the government to repeal the law and introduce fines for motorists riding bikes without side mirrors.

After a preliminary hearing, the court issued notices to the provincial government and DIG traffic to come up with their responses to the petition by next hearing.

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