KARACHI: Sindh High Court has ordered Sindh Home Department to review ban on pillion riding following series of measures taken to ease Corona lockdown in the province.
The court was hearing petition, filed by a local journalist Umair Anjum, challenging ban on pillion riding for journalists. During the course of proceedings, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar asked as to how citizens would be able to travel when there was no public transport available?
He remarked that Sindh government should have a thought before imposing ban on pillion riding by journalists. He also remarked that since markets have been reopened, and there is a visible ease in lockdown restrictions, government should also review its ban on pillion riding.
Additional Advocate General Sindh told the court that the government had initially allowed pillion riding by media workers and families, but the same permission was misused, due to which the government introduced strict restrictions.
On this occasion, focal person AIG Legal told the court that police force too was faced with difficulties due to ban on pillion riding, but following the same SOPs as there was no other option available.