QUETTA: Home Secretary Balochistan, Akbar Hussain Durrani said that article 144 would be imposed for a day in the city to ensure peace on the eve of Youm-i-Ali in the provincial capital.
According to the Home Secretary Balochistan “The government has decided to impose a ban on pillion riding on the eve of Youm-i-Ali in the provincial capital.However, except Quetta, there would be no ban on pillion riding in other cities of Balochistan,”
“Frontier Corps and Police are deployed at all sensitive points in the city,” Durrani informed.
It was not decided whether to suspend mobile phone services in Quetta or not. Durrani said.
Durrani said that the government had already declared 55 Imam Bargahs as sensitive for Youm-i-Ali and security on roads and streets leading to Hazara Town, Alamdar road and other areas had been tightened. “Procession would be taken out in Hazara Town and Alamdar road in connection with Youm-i-Ali.”Durrani said
“To minimize the danger of terrorism the shops and markets on the route to Mourning will be sealed off by the administration” Durrani informed
Published in The Balochistan Point on July 19, 2014