Voicing concern over continued ban on pillion riding, the Haq Parast members of Sindh Assembly demanded of the government to immediately lift the ban.
In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, the MPAs said that not only motorcyclists but even the students, labourers and other people who used to travel as pillion riders have been facing immense hardships in the wake continued ban on pillion riding.
They deplored that the continued ban on pillion riding had, on the one hand, created problems for the motorcyclists and their pillion riders and, on the other, the government seemed least interested in taking stern action against the criminal and terrorist activities continuing in the metropolis since long.
The legislators said that although the government had imposed ban on pillion riding on the pretext that such a move would help improve the city’s law and order situation, everyone was witness to the fact that law and order situation of the metropolis has worsened further.
Describing the continued ban on pillion riding as `injustice’ with the lower income group people, the MPAs said that at a time when inflation had gone high the government’s act of not lifting the ban on pillion riding amounted to financially burdening the motorcyclists and their pillion riders.
They urged the government to withdraw the ban on pillion riding without any further delay so as to facilitate motorcyclists and their pillion riders.