99% of motorcycles in Karachi are unregistered: Sindh AG

Chief justice remarked that those who plan terror bids can also use other vehicles.


Web Desk November 16, 2012

KARACHI: The Sindh advocate general told the Sindh High Court on Friday that 99% of motorcycles that are running in the metropolis are unregisteredExpress News reported. The court was hearing a petition filed against the ban on motorcycles in Karachi.

Sindh Advocate General Abdul Fatah Malik and Additional Chief Secretary appeared before the court today.

Malik told SHC Chief Justice Mushir Alam that the ban on motorbikes was put in place to prevent any possible terror bid on the first day of Muharram.

The chief justice remarked that those who plan terror bids can also use other vehicles.

Additional chief secretary informed the chief justice that currently, there were about 1.5 million motorcycles in the city and that although the citizens were facing issues due to the ban, the police was only informed about motorcycles.

Later, speaking to the media on the premises of the SHC, Ahmed said that the ban on pillion riding is still in place and that the notification of banning motorbikes in Karachi has been retracted.

COMMENTS (13)

MB | 9 years ago | Reply

Some news channels, including express, quoted that the registered number on motorcycles in Karachi ranged from 1.2-1.4 Million. If 99% are unregistered, this means that the total motorcycles in Karachi, a city with a population of 20 Million, are in the range of 120-140 Million. So now who is making a false statement - news channels or the AG?

Kamran Naqvi | 9 years ago | Reply

Another glaring example of total collapse of Sindh government! When will the country get rid of incompetent and corrupt PPP government and it's ethnic coalition partners?? Indeed PML-N is the only hope for Pakistan!!

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