WEB DESK – The long standing ban on pillion riding aka Double Sawari might be lifted soon as the Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered not to put ban on pillion riding unnecessarily.
According to the preliminary reports the highest apex court in the province of Sindh directed the provincial authorities to abstain putting unnecessary ban on pillion riding.
Court also directed the government to not block mobile phone services unless seriously required for security reasons.
Karachi is the largest metropolis and most thickly populated city of Pakistan with the population of 20 million. Karachi also has the largest number of motor bikes and vehicles as compared to any other city in Pakistan.
Unfortunately, for over one decade, whenever there would be any incident of terrorism the first and foremost action of government was to put ban on pillion riding. Moreover, during the government of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), former federal interior minister Rehman Malik introduced the custom of banning mobile phone services on the occasion of major religious festivals like Eid and Ashura.
But after the order of Sindh High Court, there is a hope that now Karachiites would be able to ride on bikes as two.