KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers have extended the ratification of the Sindh government’s order banning protest rallies and sit-ins on highways, bypasses and major metropolitan arteries across the province for another six months.
Earlier on February 15, 2021, the Sindh government, expressing concern over the dangers and inconvenience to the people caused by blocking highways and key metropolitan areas during protests, immediately banned protest rallies and sit-ins on highways and bypasses Had ordered Up to 60 days in the province
In this regard, a notification was issued by the Sindh Home Department, stating that in view of the decisions of the meeting of the Provincial Court Committee of Lt. Col. Zafar Ali, Director General Pakistan Rangers, any highway and inter-district road Blockade will not be allowed. In an official letter to the Home Secretary, referring to the March 15, 2021 incident, in which Rangers personnel were martyred and some others injured in Orangi Town Karachi, Sindh stated that there was a mutual consensus in the process. Ensuring the operation of major arteries of communication in Sindh.
The letter added that in this context, a notification was issued on 15 February 2021 banning protest rallies and sit-ins on highways, bypasses and major metropolitan arteries for a period of 60 days. Ending April. 17, 2021. Therefore, to ensure ‘law and order’ and to keep highways and highways open in case of any protest, it is proposed to extend the validation of the notification for another six months.