In a bid to improve security, Section 144 of the Pakistan Penal Code has been imposed in Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera on Saturday.
A notification issued from the Commissioner of Peshawar’s office stated that under Section 144, the use of tinted glass on private vehicles, wall chalking and illegal licence plates are banned. Peshawar Commissioner Sahibzada Muhammad Anees also issued directives to the district administration of Peshawar, Nowshera and Charsadda to take action against those violating the restrictions.
According to the statement issued from the deputy commissioner’s office, Section 144 was imposed to improve security and avoid any untoward incident during Ramazan.
In light of the increasing attacks on security officials and deteriorating law and order in the city, the police have increased vigilance on main roads and are performing duties outside every mosque to protect worshippers. Police presence to search for vehicles has also increased to check violation.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2013.