Section 144 imposed, pillion riding banned in Quetta for a month


QUETTA (Parliament Times) – In view of the recent terrorism and target killing incidents, section 144 has been imposed in Quetta.

According to the notification issued by the Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs Department, pillion riding, congregation of more than five people, rallies and exhibition of weapons has banned in Quetta for a month over terrorism, sectarian and target killing activities.

At least three personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) and a policeman were killed when gunmen opened fire in Pakistan s southwestern city of Quetta on Saturday.

The terror attack left one FC constable and a passerby injured.

Last month, a massive night raid of militants on a police college killed 61 people, the deadliest assault on a security installation in Pakistan s history.

Balochistan province, of which Quetta is capital, has been plagued for decades by sectarian killings.

In August, a suicide bombing at a Quetta hospital killed 73 people, including many of the city s lawyer community who had gone there to mourn the fatal shooting of a colleague.