Pillion riding banned in Karachi till Muharram 11

Published: November 9, 2012

Ban imposed to avoid any untoward incident in the city during the month of Muharram. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

KARACHI: The Sindh government imposed a ban on pillion riding in Karachi starting midnight on Friday till Muharram 11, reported Express News.

The ban has been imposed to avoid any untoward incident in the city during the month of Muharram.

The ban is not applicable on women, children, the elderly and journalists.

On Thursday, Interior Minister Rehman Malik had said that all federal and provincial administrations should survey religious sites and hotels during Muharram to rule out the presence of terrorist elements.

He added that Quick Response Force (QRF), bomb disposal squads, and specialised police and paramilitary units will be deployed at sensitive places including Imambargahs during the month.

Reader Comments (9)

  • Truth Detector
    Nov 9, 2012 - 5:36PM

    Pillion? The picture suggests , “million riding ” needs to be banned. :-)


  • Vaqas
    Nov 9, 2012 - 5:47PM

    Rehman can do this kind of shameful act rather than stopping target killers, snatchers. Completely shameful act this is done only for public transport advantage.Recommend

  • True Indian
    Nov 9, 2012 - 5:55PM

    @Truth Detector:
    HAHAHAHAHAHAH….correct…Just pray they do not ban one from eating, bathing, sleeping, breathing etc…Recommend

  • Light
    Nov 9, 2012 - 6:29PM

    Daphuk…. :S
    Its 23 zilhaj…. almost 2 weeks earlier than the 9th muharram… :S
    I guess its time that this joker should get a check up from a mental clinic.

    No CNG, No Transport and now he is banning pillion riding :s


  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Nov 9, 2012 - 6:33PM

    What this picture actually suggest that where ridding ban is urgently needed . Such a ban can only be imposed by the half population of the contry and by a mandatory family planing .


  • Sajid Iqbal
    Nov 9, 2012 - 6:38PM

    This is the ultimate step Govt can take to stop the terrorists.


  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Nov 9, 2012 - 6:41PM

    The only effort Provincial Government of Sindh can make to maintain law and order at the cost of life of a common man.


  • Something Clever
    Nov 9, 2012 - 8:31PM

    If that picture isn’t a rare thing to see, you guys have some impressively lax traffic laws. Most places would end up taking that man’s license away for endangering the lives of his children. At the very least I hope you guys are diligent with pothole repairs. Though it’d probably make for a hilarious youtube video once they hit one.


  • indian
    Nov 9, 2012 - 8:46PM

    ban calls,ban pillion riding ,ban walking,ban breathing…………………..nyc way of providing security……..


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