Ban on pillion riding to be lifted: Wasan

Published: April 19, 2012

Step taken, keeping in mind the difficulties faced by people, says Wasan.

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.

 

Reader Comments (3)

  • anon
    Apr 19, 2012 - 2:55PM

    wow – since when is the government worried about difficulties faced by people? seriously – there are many other difficulties too – how about trying to solve those as well. Pathetic.

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  • Aqeel Ur Rehman
    Apr 19, 2012 - 2:59PM

    gr8 news

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Apr 19, 2012 - 3:17PM

    Pillion riding ban is lifted but ban is put on the hotels to be closed at 12 midnight.

    Does the Minister of Interior has no other work, expect to put a ban on one thing and then lift it and put ban on some other thing?

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