Sindh government has decided to impose a ban on pillion riding on 9th and 10th Muharram to maintain law and order situation and avert any untoward incident across the province.
Brandishing weapons in public, aerial firing, and gathering of five people of more except for Muharram’s procession have been proscribed as well.
According to the official notification issued by Sindh’s Home Department, the ban has been enacted under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Women, children below the age of 12 years, senior citizens, journalists, personnel of law enforcement agencies and security agencies in uniform, and employees of the essential services will be exempted from the ban.
Last week, the Punjab government outlawed pillion riding across the province during the first ten days of Muharram.
Mobile phone and internet services in areas adjoining to the routes of the processions of 9th and 10th Muharram in Punjab will remain suspended as well.