Ban imposed on display of weapons in Karachi

Sindh Home Ministry issues notification cancelling weapons licenses under section 144 ahead of Imran Farooq's burial.


Express November 05, 2010

KARACHI: The Sindh Home Ministry issued a notification banning the display of weapons for at least two days starting at midnight on Friday.

Weapons licenses under section 144 have been cancelled according to a notification issued by the Sindh Home Ministry. The decision will come into effect at midnight today (on Friday).

The notification is part of the security arrangements in place ahead of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader, Dr Imran Farooq's burial in Karachi. Dr Farooq was stabbed to death in London on September 16.

Heavy police contingents have been deployed in sensitive areas and more than 3,000 policemen and rangers will be deployed for Farooq's burial.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, in a meeting attended by high level security officials to review security measures, commended the work done by the Sindh Ministry, saying that strict security measures are in place for the burial.

The body will arrive in Karachi tomorrow (Saturday) while the funeral prayer will be held at Jinnah Ground in Azizabad and the burial will take place at Yasinabad graveyard.

COMMENTS (4)

MH | 12 years ago | Reply How sad is this. Reading this actually made me laugh. Yes yes, Mr. Malik, the people who have guns in Karachi will most certainly pay heed to this and politely put away their guns. I write this during a brief interval during bouts of firing in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
Ali Haider | 12 years ago | Reply @SK: very true...
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