CHI (APP) Home Department, Government of Sindh, has lifted the ban imposed under Section 144 CrPC on pillion riding on motorcycles/scooters with immediate effect.
According to a notification issued by the Home Department on Tuesday.
The Home Department had imposed the ban on pillion riding since December 2008 in the wake of law and order situation and target killings, an official of the Home Department said.
Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Ali Mirza on Tuesday while chairing a meeting announced to lift the ban on pillion riding in Karachi, saying and in this regard proper notification has already been issued.
The meeting was attended among others by six-member delegation of Karachi Transport Ittehad, led by their President Irshad Hussain Bukhari, Advisor to CM Rashib Rabbani, Special Assistant CM Waqar Mehdi, President PPP Karachi Division Najmi Alam, Consultant Home Affairs Sharif-u-Din Memon, Secretary Home Arif Khan, CCPO Karachi Fayaz Laghari, DIG Traffic Karachi and DIG South Zone Iqbal Mehmood.
About the growing complaints of commuters and incidents vehicles snatching in metropolitan, CCPO Karachi told meeting that special monitoring cell has been established at CCPO Office to cope with these incidents.
He said that citizens, drivers and conductors of buses could register their complaints at monitoring cell through telephone number 021-99212663 from where relevant police stations would be directed to take immediate actions. Progress reports into cases would also be sought from the police station in this regard, he added.
The Home Minister directed CCPO to ensure the implementation of Road Safety Act, adding issuance process of fitness certificate to vehicles should be made transparent. Black sheep in the department should be pointed out and sacked, he ordered.
He directed to take action against the drivers and conductors, violating ladies compartment rules by playing vulgar songs, and boarding the passengers on rooftops of minibuses.
He said commuter buses should be made bound to stop at the designated bus stops. The Home Minister also directed to eliminate all illegal bus terminals from the city.