Pillion riding to be banned in Karachi from August 8 to 11

The government has also banned pillion riding in Hyderabad on Ramazan 20 to Ramazan 22 (August 9 to August 11).

Web Desk August 07, 2012

KARACHI: Pillion riding will be been banned under Section 144 in Karachi from Ramazan 19 to Ramazan 22 (August 8 to August 11 ), Express News reported on Tuesday. The martyrdom of Hazrat Ali (RA) is marked on Ramazan 21 (August 10).

Additionally, the government has also banned pillion riding in Hyderabad from Ramazan 20 to Ramazan 22 (August 9 to August 11).

A ban has also been imposed on carrying weapons in public.

Police in Lahore have also tightened their security plan for the Shia procession marking the martyrdom.


Ali | 10 years ago | Reply

We will still be banning pillion riding in 2050. So we should stop showing this as news. When foreign newspapers call Pakistan a failed state we should not be hurt.

Shakeel Ahmed | 10 years ago | Reply

I left karachi back in 95 - saddens me to see in my last visit just how bad things have gotten here. The whole city is one giant mess - garbage everywhere - murders, robberies, outright thefts, VIP blockades, Ganja and Hashish epidemic on pavements and under flyovers , afghani immigrant explosion, extortions, target killings, massive power outages, water crises, PPP vs MQM vs AHP battle grounds, slums, bombs, my god.

The whole city has turned to one giant cesspool and our leaders are doing naught. I've had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world - and it shames me to say even cities like Colombo are now world class in comparison.

Even Mumbai has become a world class metro - back in the 90s it was a dump - but slums are being rehabilitated massively, they're constructing world class towers and a huge metro - and Mumbai has never seen a power cut since Independence!!

Why do WE have face this? whats the difference between us karachiites and the Mumbais?

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