Sindh Assembly approves bill against wall chalking

Published: February 3, 2014
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Bill states anyone found guilty of wall chalking will be jailed for six months and fined Rs5,000. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

Bill states anyone found guilty of wall chalking will be jailed for six months and fined Rs5,000. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Monday approved a bill against wall chalking on public and private properties in the province, Express News reported.

The bill was approved by a unanimous vote.

According to the clauses of the bill, anyone found guilty of wall chalking will be jailed for six months and fined Rs5,000.

Earlier in April 2013, Sindh governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan had promulgated an ordinance to ban wall chalking.

As per the ordinance, people were not allowed to disfigure any wall, building or property with an intention to attract public attention by painting and wall chalking.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • AK
    Feb 3, 2014 - 3:54PM

    Well done at least some consutructive bill pass in favour to city. Let see how much obeyed and punishments.

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  • M
    Feb 3, 2014 - 4:31PM

    Good move! Organizations/ Individuals whose name appears on the wall chalkings i.e. some marketing campaign by a telecom company painted on a resident’s wall, should be fined as well besides being asked to restore the affected area.

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  • Blunt
    Feb 3, 2014 - 4:40PM

    Worst photo selection ever. :(Recommend

  • Truther
    Feb 3, 2014 - 4:50PM

    plural of thuggery

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  • ouch
    Feb 3, 2014 - 6:40PM

    one more reason for police to earn money and harass citizens… Recommend

  • Aamir
    Feb 3, 2014 - 7:23PM

    What about ads by Najoomis, palmists, hakeems to strenghten man, inviting masses to religious or political rallies….

    will all that still be banned, or which ever party is in government this rule does not apply.Recommend

  • Azam
    Feb 3, 2014 - 7:42PM

    Surprising !!
    The Sindh Assembly getting the bill approved against wall chalking on public and private properties in the province by unanimous votes does not mean that the sindh rulers have succeeded in their objective.

    Implementation of this bill at all levels (which also includes the wall chalking conducted by the PPP workers itsef) is more important to curb this menace.
    It is for sure that the wall chalking by the party workers shall continue “As Before” and none of them will be booked.

    Unlike the ban on pillion riding in Sindh which has flexibity for exemption to certain categories, Definitely there may exist some undercover provision for exemption for the ruling party workers Recommend

  • Karachiwala
    Feb 3, 2014 - 8:47PM

    but still… no matter what- there has to be additional provinces.
    khairpur was separate state, infact very prosperous. And sindh was under bombay presidency.
    we need at least 20 different provinces in Pakistan on administrative basis.Recommend

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