No love for the beach: Sindh govt bans swimming this Valentine’s Day

Published: February 12, 2016
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KARACHI: The Sindh government has banned swimming in the beaches of Karachi on Valentine’s Day after imposing Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

According to a notification issued by the home department on Friday, citizens will not be allowed to go beaches on Sunday, February 14.

“Police and law enforcement agencies will take action against those who violate the order,” said home minister Sohail Anwar Siyal.

Kohat district nazim’s attempt to ban Valentine’s Day backfires

In the notification, the Karachi commissioner stated that on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, a large number of people visit the seaside and take part in swimming.

This poses a health risk and thus, to avoid loss of human lives, should be banned, it stated further.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Feb 12, 2016 - 9:35PM

    Not surprising to know that the PPP Sindh government stands on its head and takes decisions. The sea in winter is always calm and placid like the PPP. SalamsRecommend

  • Ahmed
    Feb 12, 2016 - 9:41PM

    This poses a health risk and thus, to avoid loss of human lives, should be banned, it stated further.
    So Why only ban it on valentines?
    HmmmmRecommend

  • Parvez
    Feb 12, 2016 - 11:35PM

    Children are still dying in Thar…but the Sindh government refuses to acknowledge this tragedy and has time for non-issues like Valentine Day.Recommend

  • ironMan!
    Feb 13, 2016 - 12:16PM

    ah ..another green signal for the police to go ahead, tease couples and make money. Stupid how they dont’ hire lifeguards instead. Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Feb 13, 2016 - 2:06PM

    Ufff whats with Valentines day and fanatics / clowns getting active on both sides of the sub continent ? In India and Pak , these so called moral police wake up during this time for preaching / lectures . They need to be taught about Kacha Devayani/ Laila Majnu / Shirin Farad / Radha Krishna … Love is nothing ‘Western’ . Recommend

  • Question
    Feb 13, 2016 - 7:23PM

    @bunny rabbit. Indian president has not yet addresed the nation to not celebrate valentines day like sadar e pakistan. So please don’t club us with you.Recommend

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