Pillion riding banned for Muharram in Punjab  

Sindh govt takes a U-turn on New Year Eve's pillion riding ban
LAHORE: The Punjab government has imposed a ban on pillion riding for Muharram 9th and 10th to avoid any untoward incident and to maintain law and order in the province.
As per details, an important meeting, chaired by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Momin Agha, was held at the Civil Secretariat to review the law and order situation during Muharram.
According to a notification, the ban, however, would not be applicable to women, children under the age of 12, senior citizens, journalists, law enforcement personnel in uniform as well as employees of essential services, the report added.
In addition to pillion riding, the provincial government has also banned objectionable/provocative wall chalking, banners, posters and speeches for 10 days starting from first of Muharram under Section 144 of CrPC.
 Earlier, the Sindh government on Wednesday had imposed a ban on pillion riding for Muharram 9 and 10 to avoid any untoward incident and to maintain law and order in the province.
according to a notification issued by the home department, the notification said that the ban was being imposed under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
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