Chehlum security: Ban on pillion riding in Karachi; mobile service to be suspended in cities


KARACHI: As part of strict security measures for the Chehlum of martyrs of Karbala, pillion riding has been banned in Karachi for Nov 20 and 21.

However, according to a notification issued by the Sindh Interior Ministry, old people, children, women, journalists and members of law enforcement agencies have impunity from the ban.

Mobile services to be suspended

Mobile services will be suspended in Sindh and Gilgit-Baltistan, along with four districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Mobile services will be unavailable in Sindh from 12am to 10pm, in Gilgit-Baltistan the suspension will be from 12pm to 6am.

According to sources privy to development, the measures have been taken on the strong recommendation of intelligence agencies and PTA has been taken into confidence on the measures.





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