Punjab Home Department has imposed a ban on pillion riding in the Rawalpindi district to control street crimes.
A notification has been issued in this regard, stating that the ban will prolong for two weeks (21 May to June 4) from 7 pm to 7 am. The ban is not applicable to women, senior citizens, children below the age of 12 years, employees of essential services, and law enforcement personnel in uniforms.
Reportedly, the ban has been imposed as per the recommendation of Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Chaudhry Ali Randhawa who told the Home Department that an alarming increase has been noticed in the street crime in the district.
Therefore, he recommended a ban on pillion riding, as a majority of the criminals use motorcycles to target the citizens. The Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Punjab, has announced a ban on pillion riding for two weeks to curb such street crimes.
A notification has been sent to all concerned officials like Regional Police Officer (RPO) and City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi.