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Pillion riding to be banned for Muharram

KARACHI: The Sindh government has banned pillion riding on 9th and 10th of Muharram across the province.
According to a notification issued by the provincial home department, the ban has been imposed under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code.
The notification stated that a ban has also been placed on public display of weapons and gathering of five or more people apart from Muharram’s procession.
Assembly of five people except for Muharram processions, majalis, and tazia, objectionable, provocative wall chalking, banners, posters, and speeches are also banned for 10 days under Section 144.
The government has also barred the use of loudspeakers without permission on both selected days of Muharram.
The ban will 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.
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