Un-exempted ban on pillion riding challenged in SHC

Un-exempted ban on pillion riding challenged in SHC

Pak Chronicle Report

Karachi

Senior Journalist Umair Ali Anjum has challenged un-exempted ban on pillion riding in Sindh High Court and prayed to the court to declare order in this connection as illegal to the extent of journalists.

The petitioner in his petition stated that ban on pillion riding was imposed by Home Department, the Government of Sindh on April 18 in backdrop of spread of coronavirus.

He said that this ban was imposed without any exemption of whatsoever nature including journalists, women, children and elderly persons.

The petitioner stated that imposition of ban with regard to pillion riding on media persons as well as members of Karachi Press Club (KPC) is highly excessive and without any justification and reasons as media people throughout the world are covering reports about coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) efficiently and honestly.

He said no ban was imposed on journalists throughout the world. He said pillion riding ban is totally against the fundamental rights, privileges and guarantees provided by the Constitution.

The petitioner through his counsel prayed to the court to declare the order/notification pertaining to ban on pillion riding without any exemption as illegal to the extent of journalists. He sought relief from the court in this connection.

The court accepted the petition to take further action on it.

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