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Rallies banned in Karachi red zones


KARACHI: The Sindh government has banned public gatherings, rallies, demonstrations and assembly of more than five persons in the red zones of the Karachi for one month.


The decision comes from the government office before an hour of the today scheduled protest of Majlis-i-Wahdat-i-Muslimeen in front of Chief Minister House against blast in Shikarpur mosque that resulted in the killing of at least 40 people.

Thousands of people beside the central leadership of the leading Shia Party Majlis-e-Wehdatul Muslimeen (MWM) accompanied the heirs of martyrs of Shikarpur in the march towards Chief Minister House Sindh at Karachi for their demand of the military operation against the banned terrorists organizations.


The Long March was destined to Karachi where protestors reached by road travel from Shikarpur. However, government has imposed one month ban on rallies and demonstration in Karachi’s red zones under section 144(6) of the criminal procedure code saying that the decision was taken to maintain law and order.

Sindh Governor House, Sindh Chief Minister House, Sindh Secretariat, Sindh Assembly, and Bilawal House are the red zones where protest, rallies, gathering, etc are banned for one month.

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