Pillion riding barred in Karachi for three days

Published: January 19, 2015
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Decision to impose the ban was taken after armed motorcyclist opened fire at a polio team in Banaras Chowk area of Orangi Town, Karachi, injuring a police officer. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Decision to impose the ban was taken after armed motorcyclist opened fire at a polio team in Banaras Chowk area of Orangi Town, Karachi, injuring a police officer. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Sindh government on Monday imposed a three-day ban on pillion riding following an attack on a polio team in the city.

The ban will remain in effect from Tuesday through Thursday.

The decision to impose the ban was taken after armed motorcyclist opened fire at a polio team near Banaras Chowk in Orangi Town, Karachi, injuring a police officer.

“Two gunmen opened fire at the policeman who was on duty to guard the vaccinators,” Ali Asif, a senior police official in the area, told AFP, adding that the vaccination campaign in the area had now been postponed.

The policeman was critically injured after a bullet passed through his skull, Doctor Mohammad Abid in the city’s Abbasi Shaheed hospital told AFP.

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  • :):)
    Jan 20, 2015 - 4:41AM

    As if people can ride bikes on empty tanks.

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  • Ahmed Shafique
    Jan 20, 2015 - 7:51AM

    So no petrol and now no pillion riding?

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