Ban on pillion riding lifted in Karachi by Sindh Government

The Sindh home department on March 4 had enforced the ban on pillion riding after a blast killed nearly 50 people.


Web Desk August 12, 2013
Ban on pillion riding lifted by Sindh Government. PHOTO: PPI/FILE

KARACHI: The Sindh government lifted the ban placed on pillion riding in Karachi on Monday, Express News reported.

A ban on pillion riding, which is often put into effect by the Sindh government for “security measures” and lifted when “situations improve”, was most recently imposed on March 4 – a day after the blast in Abbas Town which killed nearly 50 people.

The Sindh home department on March 4 had enforced the ban on pillion riding after the blast killed nearly 50 people. The United Human Rights Commission of Pakistan challenged the restriction, claiming that two million residents of Karachi would suffer the most – both in terms of fares and time.

The Sindh High Court issued notice to the Sindh chief secretary, home and law secretaries on Wednesday on a petition seeking justification for the ban on motorcycle pillion riding on May 8.

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COMMENTS (5)

Mohammad Ali Siddiqui | 7 years ago | Reply

The ban on pillion riding was lifted as the ban was grossly violated during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays as Traffic Police standing on the roads became silent spectators as they could not arrest the violaters and out them behind the bars and later on produced before the Magistrate.

This was the reason that ban on pillion riding was lifted and not because the law and order situation has been improved.

Just to put the record straight, during Eid holidays at least 29 people were killed in target killings.

How can one say that law and order situation has been improved due to which the ban on pillion riding was lifted?

sulfi | 7 years ago | Reply

credit goes to ji -- muhammad hussain mehnti meet with chief minister and raised the issue... and also take matter in court

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