Section 144 imposed for two daysArchive
KARACHI: A Sindh police spokesperson said on Wednesday that the provincial government had imposed a ban on aerial firing, display of fireworks, riding motorbikes without silencers and ‘one-wheeling’ on the eve of New Year by invoking Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code and vowed that violators of the ban would be dealt with strictly under the law.
The spokesperson said they had not received any notification about a ban on pillion riding. A source in the Sindh home department also told Dawn that no ban had been imposed on pillion riding.
However, a notification issued by the Sindh home department said that 2015 was going to end and young people tended to celebrate New Year’s eve with enthusiasm and usually rode motorcycles on one wheel and without silencers, which had caused serious accidents in the past.
The notification added that the Sindh government was ‘satisfied’ that to prevent such acts of nuisance and disturbance to public peace, it was necessary that such activities were prohibited.
“Therefore, the government of Sindh in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 144 (6) of the Criminal Procedure Code had imposed a ‘complete ban on plying of motorcycles on one wheel and without silencers with effect from Dec 31, 2015 to January 1, 2016 in Karachi division,” said the notification.
Published in Dawn, December 31st, 2015