Following possible terror threats and recent terrorist activities, the Sindh government decided Tuesday to impose section 144 across the province.
The development came in light of several bomb blasts in Karachi and a warning regarding terrorist activity in the District South of the city issued by the Sindh Home Department.
The Home Department imposed Section 144 on Friday in the District South and placed a ban on the use of drone cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles. “Terrorists can target important buildings in the city through drones,” the statement issued by the home department said.
In the wee hours of Tuesday, it was decided to enforce section 144 across the province; however, a notification regarding this will be laid forth by the home department soon.
After the notification, meetings, processions, and gatherings are to be banned across Sindh, sources privy to the matter added.
On April 26, four people, including Chinese nationals, were killed while four others got injured in a suicide blast, carried out by a burqa-clad woman at the University of Karachi.
On May 13, at least one man was killed and thirteen were left injured in a blast that hit the Saddar area of Karachi.
Meanwhile, on May 16, a woman was killed and nearly a dozen people, including three police officers, were wounded as a blast ripped through Karachi’s Bolton Market in Kharadar. Officials said that the police vehicle was the primary target as three policemen sustained injuries when an explosive device, planted in a motorcycle, was detonated near the car.