KARACHI: Sindh Home Mansoor Wasan has announced that the ban on pillion riding will be lifted starting tonight, Express News reported on Thursday.
The ban will be lifted at 12am.
Wasan said that the step was taken keeping in mind difficulties faced by the people.
The Sindh Home Ministry on April 8, 2012, had reinstated a ban on pillion riding for 30 days via a notification.
On Tuesday, a division bench of the Sindh High Court had ordered the issuance of notices for May 11 to Sindh’s Chief Secretary, secretaries home and law departments besides Sindh police chief on an application filed against a fresh ban on pillion riding.
The petitioner, Rana Faizul Hasan of United Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, an NGO, had argued that three million people of Karachi would suffer the most, both in terms of fares and time, as they have to travel now in buses or other private transport vehicles to reach their places of work from their home and vice versa.