Pillion riding banned in Punjab for 9th, 10th Muharram

LAHORE: In an unprecedented move the Punjab Home Department has banned motorcycle pillion riding in the province for two days in a bid to thwart any unpleasant incident during Muharram proceedings and gathering.

The ban on pillion riding has been imposed under Section 144 of code (PrPC) on 9th and 10th of Muharram. Notification of ban has been issued today.

However, children, senior citizens, females, government officials and journalist are exempted from the ban.

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According to the media reports a total of 100 companies of Pak Army and rangers will be deployed at the sensitive point across the province.

Home Department has sent a formal application to the concerned authorities for army and rangers deployment in the province.