KARACHI: The Sindh government on Friday slapped a ban on pillion riding on motorcycles on October 20, on account of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A.).
Sindh Home department has slapped ban under section 144 to deter any untoward incident during majalis and azadari processions across the province, including Karachi.
The Sindh police have been directed to start snap-checking all over the province. However, females, children less than 12 years of age, senior citizens and media persons bearing official card as well as CNIC will be exempted from this order. The all arms permits have also been cancelled by the provincial government.
The main mourning procession of chehlum in Karachi will be taken out from Nishtar Park, which will end at Hussainia Iranian Imambargah in Kharadar after marching its traditional route. The sources further said that routes towards the procession would be sealed as a precautionary measure.