The PPP-led provincial government of Sindh has announced to impose a complete ban on the pillion riding on 9th and 10th Muharram. The provincial government said that the decision was taken to avoid any unwanted incident and to maintain law and order in the province.
As per the notification issued by the Home Department of Sindh, the ban doesn’t apply to the senior citizens, women, children below 12 years, journalists, and other officials of the law enforcement agencies of the country.
As per the details, the ban on the pillion riding has been imposed by the authorities under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).
The notification by Sindh Home Department further reads that the ban has been imposed on carrying arms or ammunition, gathering of five or more people (except the Muharram processions), objectionable or provocative wall-chalking, posters and banners, and aerial firing.
The notification further clarified that the ban on carrying the ammunition doesn’t apply to the officials of the law enforcement agencies of the country.
The provincial government of Sindh has also banned the hate-speech either through audio, video cassettes, or CD/DVDs or any other medium.