Several drivers fined over inter-city ban violation in Karachi
KARACHI: Traffic police has fined several drivers over inter-city ban violations in Karachi on Friday.
According to sources, several buses found violating the inter-city public transport ban amid the third wave of COVID-19 were also impounded by the traffic police in different parts of the metropolis.
Sources further said several buses were stopped at University and MA. Jinnah Road and the drivers were fined over violating the inter-city ban. Cases were also registered against the drivers, sources added.
The passengers were allowed to leave to their homes along with the fare they paid by the police after warning, sources informed. The Sindh government announced the closure of public transport from May 8 to 16.
The decision, however, will not be enforced over the public transport within the city, sources added. The province had earlier requested the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) to impose a ban on inter-provincial transport.
According to a notification issued by the Sindh Home Department on Friday, unnecessary movement of people and gathering of any kind at any place has been banned. AII tourist spots, picnic places, including beaches (Hawkesbury, Sandspit. Sea View etc), recreational parks shall remain closed.
The ban has also been imposed on all kinds of public transport within the city, inter-city and inter-provincial. However, taxis, cabs, rickshaws are allowed for essential short distance travels meant for medical care and purchasing of essential items.