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Govt reduces duration of pillion riding ban in Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Friday reduced the duration of a ban on pillion riding across Sindh by 11 days as the ban will now remain in force from Nov 19 to 22.  According to a new notification issued by the provincial home department, the ban on pillion ridding will be effective from 10th to 13th Rabiul Awwal to avoid any untoward incident on the eve of Eid Miladun Nabi. The ban has also been imposed on the use of loud speakers, carrying/processing or playing of provocative audio/video cassettes/material…

Pillion riding banned for 14 days in Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Thursday imposed a ban on pillion riding across the province ahead of Eid Miladun Nabi (12th Rabiul Awwal). According to a notification issued by the provincial home department, the ban has been imposed on the use of loud speakers, pillion ridding, carrying/processing or playing of provocative audio/video cassettes/material provocative speeches and inciting sectarian hatred, and assembly of five or more persons except Chup Tazia Juloos and Rallies/gathering to be held in connection with…

10-day ban on pillion riding lifted across Sindh

KARACHI: The provincial government has lifted the 10-day ban on pillion riding and rallies across the Sindh on Saturday. “The ban imposed for ten days on pillion riding, rallies and gathering of four persons has been withdrawn with immediate effect,” read a notification issued by the Sindh home department. The reason behind the ban, which came in effect from October 31, was not particularly specified by the government, but according to reports, the decision has been taken in the wake of protests and rioting fears after…

Ban on pillion riding in Karachi lifted

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday lifted a 10-day ban on motorcycle-pillion riding that was imposed after the countrywide protests erupted against acquittal of Aasia Bibi, who had been on death row for around eight years for blasphemy.    “This department’s notification dated Oct 31 regarding imposition of ban under section 144 Cr.P.C on following acts/ points for 10 days from Oct 31 is hereby withdrawn,” the notification read. The ban was lifted in the wake of the end of the countrywide protests following an…

Pillion riding banned for 10 days in Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh government has imposed a ban on pillion riding for 10 days in view of the current law and order situation across the province. The reason for ban hasn’t been particularly specified by the government, but according to reports, the decision has been taken in the wake of protests and rioting fears after the Supreme Court verdict ordering acquittal of Asia Bibi, who was facing execution over blasphemy charges. The provincial government has also banned processions and rallies as well as carrying of arms.…

Pillion riding banned for three days in Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh government has banned pillion-riding across the province for three days as part of its measures to provide foolproof security to Muharram processions and gatherings. A notification issued by the provincial home department said that a ban has been imposed on pillion riding for three days. It would end at midnight of Sept 21. Mobile phone services will also remain suspended in some areas of the province. Meanwhile, the 8th of Muharram-ul-Haram is being observed in Karachi like other parts of the…

Pillion-riding banned in Islamabad for two months

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad District Administration has imposed a ban on pillion riding in the federal capital for two months. The ban has been imposed under Section 144. The step has been taken to ensure security during the month of Muharram-ul-Haram. The administration has also imposed ban on wall chalking, distribution of posters and pamphlets and hate speech for a period of two months. Read More: Govt places 3-day ban on pillion-riding in Sindh for Muharram Muharram-ul-Haram, the first month of the next Islamic lunar…

Govt places 3-day ban on pillion-riding in Sindh for Muharram

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Friday banned pillion-ridding across the province for three days as part of its measures to provide foolproof security to Muharram processions and gatherings. According to a notification put out by the provincial home department, a ban on pillion-riding will commence on the eighth of Muharram-ul-Harram and end on 10th of the month. A ban has also been placed on public display of weapons and the use of loudspeakers without permission, according to the notification. Muharram-ul-Haram,…

Pillion riding banned across Sindh today

KARACHI: On request of the police authorities, the Sindh government has imposed a ban on pillion riding all over the province on the 21st of Ramazan (today) on account of Yaum-e-Ali. A notification issued by home secretary Qazi Shahid Pervez stated that both the additional IG Karachi and the DIG Hyderabad in their respective letters observed that intensive religious activities such as Majalis and processions will be held on Yaum-i-Ali, therefore, to counter security threat a ban on pillion riding should be imposed.…

Pillion-riding banned in Karachi, Hyderabad on 21st Ramadan

KARACHI: The Sindh government has imposed ban on pillion-riding in Karachi and Hyderabad on 21st Ramazan, Youm-e-Ali, for security of the mourning processions. The ban has been imposed for 24 hours after applications were received by the Home Department from the high officials of Karachi Police and Hyderabad Police. Journalists, women and old people are exempted from this ban. Youm-e-Ali is the day of martyrdom of Hazrat Ali (RA). The day is observed every year on 21st of Ramazan with religious fervour amid tight…