Processions, rallies banned in capital ISLAMABAD: The capital administration on Friday imposed a ban on several activities, including taking out processions, holding demonstrations besides the display of arms and the sale and use of firecrackers.
A notification was issued by the administration to impose the ban with an immediate effect for a period of two months. The officials concerned of the administration and police were asked to strictly implement the orders and take action against the violators.
Officials in the administration said there were reports that some people were planning to take out processions besides holding demonstrations which might threaten the peace of the city.
Likewise, it was also brought to the notice of the district magistrate that certain segments of society were planning to organise unlawful assemblies, including majalis/processions, which can disrupt peace and tranquility of the city.
District administration and police told to take action against violators
“Keeping in view the current law and order and security environment, it is necessary to control such types of illegal activities which present a threat to public peace and maintain law and order.”
Under such circumstances, the gathering of five or more persons, processions, rallies and demonstrations at any public place in Islamabad, including the Red Zone, are declared prohibited for two months.
Similarly, the capital administration also imposed a ban on displaying weapons for a period of two months. The officials said it had come in the knowledge of the administration that some groups would carry or display weapons as a show of force which was likely to threaten the peace and danger human life.
Under such circumstances, no persons other than the members of armed forces, civilian law enforcement agencies, Rangers and police on duty shall carry or display weapons within the city for the period of two months.
Moreover, the administration also banned selling, stocking, purchasing and using of firecrackers for two months.
Furthermore, the capital administration also banned the use of loudspeakers, sound amplifiers and sound systems for two months. However, the same may be used for Azan and Khutaba during Friday prayers.
Earlier, the district administration had also banned pillion riding, wheelies, rash driving and the use of vehicles without silencers for two months.
The ban was imposed after it was brought under the notice of the administration that some pillion riders were likely to indulge in doing wheelies, rash driving besides using vehicles without silencers which may cause road accidents.
The district magistrate asked all the assistant commissioners, subdivisional magistrates and superintendents of police to take action against the violators.