Pillion riding banned in city

KARACHI: Sindh government on Sunday decided to impose a ban on pillion riding in Karachi from 27 July 2014 to ensure security on the eve of Eidul Fitr. Sindh home department has issued a notification stating that the ban on pillion riding will remain in effect till 1 August 2014 midnight. Secretary Home Niaz Abbasi said the ban would come into effect immediately. The step is taken following security threats ahead of the Eid. Security agencies has asked the city administration to impose pillion riding ban to avert any untoward incident. There were reports of terror activity ahead of the holy festival, sources said. Senior citizens, journalists, women and personnel of law enforcement agencies have been exempted from the ban. 

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