The Sindh government on Tuesday took back the notification imposing a ban on pillion riding in Karachi ahead of New Year’s Eve.
However, the change of pillion riding ban came barely 11 hours after the ban had gone into effect.
“The ban on pillion riding has been taken back on the orders of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah,” Iftikhar Ali Shallwani said.
“Citizens should celebrate the new year with responsibility,” Shallwani said.
However, Commissioner Shallwani added that a ban on display of weapons, use of firearms and one-wheeling will remain in place.
Earlier, the Sindh Home Department had issued a notification imposing Section 144 in the metropolis from Monday midnight to curb raucous festivities.
Section 144 was to remain affected till January 1.
The notification had stated that youngsters cause trouble to citizens and create traffic jams on the occasion of New Year.
“Youngsters from different parts of the city in cars, riding motorcycles without silencers, throng to Sea View, which creates traffic jam and inconvenience to the residents of the area,” it said.
Moreover, the government had also banned the display of weapons, aerial firing on the occasion of New Year 2020.
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