Sindh home department has temporarily banned pillion riding on Eid Milad-un-Nabi across the province. The department has made this decision out of security concerns on the occasion, which falls on October 9.
The motorcyclists must observe a ban on pillion riding on October 8 and 9 throughout Sindh. The department has notified various districts of Sindh and the provincial capital, Karachi, of the prohibition.
The notification entails the following:
- Ban on pillion riding on 11 and 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal in the central district.
- Ban on pillion riding on 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal in the west district
- Ban on pillion riding on 8, 11, and 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal in the east district
- Ban on pillion riding on 8 and 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal in the south district
On 8 and 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal, pillion riding will be prohibited in Hyderabad, Sukkur, Khairpur, Ghotki, Sanghar, Larkana, Rato Dero, Bakrani, Dokri, Nawabshah, Jacobabad, Thal, Garhi Khaira, Kandhkot, and Shahdadkot. Law enforcement officials and personnel, the elderly, journalists, women, and children are exempt from the ban.
Police Brutality Incident
Recently, a video caught a Karachi police officer assaulting a driver after stopping the public transport bus on Keamari road.
Allegedly, the cop slapped the bus driver for a minor infraction. According to a media report, a traffic jam occurred near the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Office in Keamari due to a protest. The bus driver attempted to change lanes and grazed the officer.
Outraged at the driver’s carelessness, the policeman stopped the bus, dragged the driver into the middle of the road, and slapped him. The public is outraged at the driver’s carelessness and the policeman’s rash behavior, stating that action should be taken against both.