The Government of Sindh has banned pillion riding across the province on 9 and 10 Muharram in order to maintain security.
However, the notification mentions that women, children below the age of 12 years, senior citizens, disabled persons, journalists, law enforcers, and essential services personnel, will be exempt from the ban.
The home department has also banned anyone from carrying arms and ammunition of any kind – except for uniform staff, police, rangers, and LEAs.
Furthermore, the “misuse” of loudspeakers has been prohibited and people have been warned from putting up any kind of objectionable and provocative posters, banners and carry out distribution of leaflets and wall chalking.
The playing of cable transmission at hotels and public places has been banned and no person is allowed on the rooftops of buildings or homes when a procession is moving in that area.
Moreover, the Government has banned new mourning processions, rallies, majalis, and any sort of jalsa without prior permission from the concerned department. Meanwhile, the Government has also restricted gatherings to five people, except if they are taking part in Muharram processions.
Muharram, the first month of the new Islamic year 1445 AH, commences from today (20 July 2023) and Youm-e-Ashura will be observed on 29 July 2023 (Saturday). The Federal Government has also announced public holidays for 9th and 10th Muharram (28 and 29 July 2023).
Read more: Govt Announces Holidays for 9 and 10 Muharram.