The Sindh government as a welcoming gesture has allowed the citizens to celebrate the New Year’s Eve at Seaview and has decided not to block the roads and routes leading to the Karachi’s beach.
Murad Ali Shah—Chief Minister Sindh while talking to a local newspaper on Sunday morning said that the people of Karachi are generally responsible citizens and hence they should not be barred from visiting the Seaview.
He was conversing about the security measures adopted to prevent any unpleasant incident from happening in the city during the New Year’s celebrations.
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Roads leading to the Seaview and neighbouring areas are generally blocked from letting any traffic flow for minimizing the crowd at the beach on New Year’ eve.
As per the notification released by the provincial government on Friday aerial firing, one-wheeling and riding-silencer-less motorbikes would not be allowed today and on the 1st of January 2018 that is tomorrow.
As per the notification New Year’s Eve is a joyous occasion and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and interest—people engage in different activities including aerial firing and dangerous stunts on the motorbikes which many times proves fatal as leads to accidents.
While instructing the DIG South for removing the blockades from all the roads in the area of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) neighbourhood, the Chief Minister gave his assurance that the people of Karachi would not create any issues or whatsoever for the administration.
He mentioned that people should celebrate but should also keep in mind other’s happiness, he added no one would be allowed to take benefit of the government’s relaxed decision and would resort to aerial firing on the occasion.
The decision was given after the visit of Suhail Anwar Sial—Sindh Home Minister to the various parts of the city including Seaview last night that is Saturday. After his visit immediately the orders were given to clear the roads from all kinds of barriers and blocks from the main roads of Clifton and Defence areas.
However, he instructed the departments to make sure that Section 144 is implemented on the last day of 2017.