Pillion riding banned in Punjab on Eid Milad-un-Nabi


LAHORE – The Punjab government Saturday announced to impose a ban on pillion riding on October 19, the day when Eid Milad-un-Nabi will be observed, across the province.

The home department has issued a notification, stating that there will be a ban on one-wheeling and riding bikes without silencers on 12th of Rabi ul Awal.

The department has issued a notification to impose Section 144 in the province.

In the backdrop of numerous threats to law and order in the scheduled religious gatherings of Rabi ul Awal 12, the government of Sindh earlier this week announced to ban pillion riding for one day on Oct 19.

The order was issued via a Sindh Home Department notification that said section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been implemented on motorcycle pillion riding.

On Friday, the federal government notified the 12th of Rabi ul Awal as a nationwide public holiday.

According to a notification issued by the Cabinet Division: “It is notified for general information that Tuesday, October 19, 2021, shall be a public holiday on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (12th Rabi ul Awwal 1443 AH) throughout the country.”

The development comes a day after the Sindh government had announced a holiday throughout the province on 12th of Rabi ul Awal.

The moon for the holy month of Rabi ul Awal was sighted in Pakistan on October 7.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting to review progress on Rehmatul-lil-Aalameen Authority and preparations for 12th Rabi-ul-Awal.

During the meeting, he said that the event to mark the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awal will be biggest in the history of Pakistan.

He said that Rehmatul-lil-Aalameen Authority will help apprise the world about life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUM).

The premier said attention will be paid to the character building of the youth in the light of the life of the Holy Prophet Sallallah-o-Alaihe wa Alehi wa Sallam Khatam-un-Nabiyyeen.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister was briefed about the Rehmatul-lil-Aalameen scholarship.

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