Pillion riding banned in major cities

ISLAMABAD: Pillion riding has been banned in major cities for two days on Oct 11 and 12 at Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, and Multan, by their respective magistrates.

The step was taken to ensure peace and as part of security measures for the Ashura procession.

The notification issued from the district magistrate’s office reads: “It has been brought to [my notice] that certain pillion riders are likely to resort to violence and acts of sabotage [to] disrupt peace and tranquillity and cause damage to public life and property”.

The ban will be enforced from midnight to midnight.


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