Karachi: The Sindh Provincial Government has declared the 12th of Rabi ul Awal on October 19 as a public holiday.
The moon for the holy month of Rabi ul Awal had been sighted in Pakistan on October 7. On Monday, the government imposed a ban on pillion riding in the province as part of security arrangements on the occasion of Eid Milad un Nabi (PBUH).
According to a notification issued by the home department, a ban has been imposed on pillion riding in all cities on October 19.
“Against the backdrop of numerous threat alerts of disruption of law and order during various events of Rabi ul Awal, there is a need for imposing a ban under Section 144 Cr.PC on pillion riding for one day on 12th Rabi ul Awal 1443 Hijri i.e. October 19, 2021,” the notification read.
The Ministry of Interior further added that the ban does not apply to women, children under 12, the elderly, law enforcement/security agency personnel in uniform, basic service personnel, and journalists who need to show a press card. /Service card.