Three-day pillion riding ban imposed in Karachi
[Dawn] The Government of Sindh on Monday imposed a ban on riding double in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
for three days as a measure for maintaining peace in the commercial capital as the year draws to a close.

The ban will be effective from 5 pm today, Dec 31, 2012 and will be effective until Jan 3, 2013, according to a notification issued by provincial home department.

The ban has been imposed in view of maintaining peace on the eve of new-year while the religious day of Chehlum will also be observed on Thursday, Jan 03, said the notification.

The ban shall not be applicable to women, children below the age of 12 years, senior citizens, disabled persons, journalists, personnel of law enforcing agencies in uniform and employees of essential services.

According to the notification, violation of the order shall be liable to penal action under Section 188 of the Pakistain Penal Code (PPC). Police personnel are authorised to take legal action against the violators under the applicable law.

Through another order, the government has also prohibited plying cycle of violences without silencers or mufflers besides a ban on crackers and gun sex, said the notification.

The provincial home department has also suspended all the letters issued by it to various persons allowing them to carry weapons in relaxation of the ban.

Posted by: Fred 2013-01-01