KARACHI: The Sindh Home Department 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 performed throughout the province.
Taking the suggestions under consideration, the federal government has restricted pillion driving in several districts of Sindh below 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.
Similarly, 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.
Meanwhile, ladies, kids, senior residents, journalists, Law Enforcement Agencies personnel in uniform and workers of different important providers will likely be exempt from the ban.
The notification authorises the SHOs of the involved police stations to “register complaints under the Section 188 of Pakistan Penal Code in writing for the violation of Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code…”.
“The government of Sindh is satisfied that in order to maintain law and order situation and to avoid ant untoward incident/mishap during the chehlum activities, it is necessary to take immediate measure,” learn the notification.
Interior 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.