In Bannu, Section 144 was imposed

By Saba Shafiq

| Published Nov 30, 2023 | 13:16 p.m.

BANNU: To keep the peace in the Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) has enforced section 144.

As part of an ongoing anti-polio program, DC Shah Saud reports that from today (Thursday) until December 3, there will be no aerial fire or arm displays allowed.

On Mundan Road in Bannu on Wednesday, a police officer who had been assigned to guard the polio vaccination team was killed.

Unknown miscreants targeted the police officer as he wa

s heading to his station to carry out his duties during an anti-polio drive.

Additionally prohibited are piggyback riding and the usage of tinted glasses when driving. The DC Bannu stated that severe legal action will follow the infraction.

District administration is authorized to issue orders in the public interest under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), which may include a temporary prohibition on certain activities.

Police enforce such a prohibition by filing proceedings for ban breaches under section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code. The maximum punishment for violating Section 188 is six months in jail, a fine, or both.