KARACHI: The Sindh House Division Monday issued a notification banning pillion driving throughout the province on September 28, 29 and 30 (18th, 19th and 20th Safar), on account of Hazrat Imam Hussain’s (RA) chehlum.
Per the assertion, the ban has been imposed as on the suggestions of Sindh IGP Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar and Pakistan Rangers (Sindh), who raised considerations over “miscreants” attacking spiritual actions, comparable to chehlum majalis and processions, being carried out throughout the province.
Taking the suggestions under consideration, the federal government has restricted pillion driving in numerous districts of Sindh beneath the next schedule.
The notification means that pillion driving will stay banned in all districts of Karachi, together with South, Keamari, East, Central and West, on September 28 and 29.
In Hyderabad district, pillion driving will likely be banned in Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro and Thatta on each the dates, and on September 29 in Matiari and Sujawal.
Equally, the identical course will likely be adopted in Mirpurkhas, Sukkur and Ghotki, whereas in Khairpur, the ban will likely be imposed solely on September 27, and in Shaheed Benazirabad, Sanghar and Larkana on September 29.
In the meantime, girls, youngsters, senior residents, journalists, Regulation Enforcement Companies personnel in uniform and staff of different important providers will likely be exempt from the ban.
The notification authorises the SHOs of the involved police stations to “register complaints beneath the Part 188 of Pakistan Penal Code in writing for the violation of Part 144 of Prison Process Code…”.
“The federal government of Sindh is glad that with the intention to preserve regulation and order state of affairs and to keep away from ant untoward incident/mishap throughout the chehlum actions, it’s essential to take speedy measure,” learn the notification.
Inside Minister Sheikh Rasheed, addressing a press convention earlier within the day, had mentioned cell phone providers will likely be blocked in some areas on account of the chehlum, whereas it may be suspended in additional locations on the request of provincial governments and district administrations.