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Pillion riding banned in Pindi

November 24, 2012


RAWALPINDI, Nov 24: The City District Government, Rawalpindi (CDGR) has imposed Section 144, prohibiting pillion riding in the district till Muharram 10.

The notification issued by Rawalpindi Administrator Saqib Zafar did not mention the relaxation for patients, elderly people, women, children and journalists.

However, the provinces of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have excluded elderly people, women, children and newsmen from the ban.

The notification said that the order shall become effective immediately and will remain in force till Muharram 10.

It had also warned that action would be taken against violators under section 188 of PPC.

Meanwhile, the Taxila administration also imposed a ban on pillion riding and display of weapons in the limits of Taxila and Wah Cantt  till 10th of Muharram-ul-Haram.

Official sources said local administration issued two separate notifications to this effect.