792 booked for violating pillion-riding ban


Faisalabad—The City Traffic Police (CTP) challaned 729 motorcyclists for violating the ban on pillion riding on 9th Muharram ul Haraam.
Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Arif Shehbaz Khan said here on Tuesday the government had imposed a ban on pillion riding on 9th and 10th Muharram to avert any untoward incident. The traffic police imposed a total fine of Rs 162,900 on the ban’s violators.
Meanwhile, it is reported from Peshawar that pPolice arrested two motorcyclists allegedly carrying arms and hand grenade bombs in the limit of Yaktooth police station and started investigation.
Police said on Monday that two motorcyclists belonged to Mohmand and Khyber Agencies were apprehended during a blockade after recovery of 9MM pistols and four grenade bombs from their possession.
They were shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation. Pillion riding in city has been already banned due to security reasons on occasions of Moharram ul Haram and interior Peshawar was virtually sealed. District Coordination Officer Lahore Muhammad Usman imposed a ban on pillion-riding on motorcycle across the district on 9th and 10th of Muharram.
The DCO instructed the law enforcement agencies to strictly implement the notification and take stern action against the violators under the law for the sake of ensuring peace on Ashura.
Meanwhile, it is reported from Hyderabad that two persons have been arrested along with lethal weapons during a joint raid of Rangers and police here at Resham Bazar and Chhotki Ghitti on Monday. According to Police, Khalid Yousuf was arrested from Rasham Bazaar while Rasheed Bhai was nabbed from Chhtoki Ghitti with recovery of one T.T.—APP