KARACHI: The government of Sindh has once again imposed a ban on pillion riding in Karachi, Express 24/7 reported on Friday.
The ban, which has been imposed under Section 144, will remain intact until an indefinite period of time.
Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wassan has said that the government will also issue a notification in this regard.
The ban has been imposed to curb the recent surge of robberies in the city. Senior citizens, women, children and journalists have been exempted from the ban.
The ban had earlier been lifted after an improvement in the law and order situation in the city.
Charges in the FIR registered for cases of pillion riding are lodged under Section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code and the judicial magistrate grants bail to the offenders under Section 497 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Section 188 terms the offence punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine of Rs 1,000 maximum. Though the second refers to offenses without bail, magistrates usually grant bail while they are confirming the charges.
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