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Sindh Enforces Section 144 In Karachi For New Year’s Eve

Sindh Enforces Section 144 In Karachi For New Year's Eve

KARACHI – On the eve of New Year, the interim government in Karachi has implemented restrictions, including a ban on aerial firing, fireworks, and riding two-wheelers without silencers. The district administration issued a notification outlining the measures for the Karachi division, and the restrictions under Section 144 will be in effect from Saturday evening to January 1, 2024.

The notification emphasized a strict prohibition on aerial firing in the port city, with stringent action planned against any violators. To address the potential risks associated with New Year celebrations, the authorities aim to prevent incidents related to unsafe practices and ensure public safety.

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Additionally, the traffic police in the provincial capital have devised a strategy to apprehend drunk drivers. Specialized teams have been formed to initiate a crackdown on individuals driving under the influence of alcohol. In an effort to curb the rising number of cases involving drunk driving leading to fatal road accidents, law enforcement will employ breathalyzers to test motorists.

It’s worth noting that earlier, Pakistan’s interim Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar had imposed a ban on all kinds of events related to New Year celebrations. This decision was taken as a symbolic expression of solidarity with Palestinians, aligning with the government’s stance on global issues. The interim government’s measures aim to maintain law and order during the festive occasion and ensure the safety and well-being of the public.