Sindh Home Department has enforced Section 144 Criminal Procedures Code with immediate effect and banned motorcycle pillion riding in Karachi and Hyderabad for the next 30 days. However, handicap people, elderly persons, children below 12 years of age, women, journalists and members of law enforcing agencies will remain exempted from the restriction imposed.
Still Large number of citizens is unaware of ban because of late or sudden announcement. In the backdrop of recent terrorist activities throughout the country, security is high alert in Karachi and like always the immediate decision is to impose ban on pillion riding. But is it the only way to fight the danger of terrorism?
Recent multiple attacks in Lahore and GHQ Rawalpindi were carried by the militants wearing Army or Police uniforms. If the members of law enforcement agencies will be exempted from the ban, it can cause a security lapse. City District Government Karachi has an efficient video surveillance system which can be helpful in locating suspicious activities. The availability of security personnel uniforms should also be banned in the city. Citizens can also play a vital role in the eradication of crime by reporting if they witness apprehensive events.