The government of Sindh has placed a ban on swimming in the Hub Canal. The ban has also been placed on dumping of any industrial waste into the canal. The duration of the ban is for 90 days, as per the local media reports.
As per reports, the Home Department Sindh has even issued a notification in this matter.
The ban has been placed under section 144 on the suggestions of the deputy commissioner of the district West of the city for assuring the protection and safeguard of human lives.
The local police would be guarding the Hub Canal area for preventing any unlawful swimming activities.
It is not new for any provincial government to place a ban on swimming at sea spots on the occasions of festivities when the visitors’ flow is usually at peak.
Sheikh Salahuddin—the District South Deputy Commissioner said that earlier the imposed ban was of 30 days. He added that this is a cognisable offence and the ones violating it are apprehended and presented before the court. He also said that bathing in the sea is also not permitted.
He said that sometimes it gets tough to control a big crowd so the police bar the visitors from going to the beaches.
Back in September 2018, the Sindh Home Department placed a ban on swimming at beaches of Karachi for 30 days.
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