PESHAWAR: The district administration of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has imposed section 144 for three days amid security concerns, according to a notification issued by the deputy commissioner of Peshawar. The ban on gatherings of five or more people has been put in place due to the security situation in the area.
Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) empowers district administration to issue orders in the public interest that may place a ban on an activity for a specific period of time. In this case, the ban on gatherings has been enforced by the police, who will register cases under section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code for violations of the ban.
The violation of section 188 carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison, fine or both. The ban will be strictly enforced, and the public is requested to cooperate with the authorities during this time. The decision to impose section 144 in Peshawar has been taken in the interest of public safety, and the administration has urged the citizens to follow the law and avoid any unnecessary gatherings during this period.
The three-day ban on gatherings of five or more people is a precautionary measure to prevent any potential security threats. The administration has assured that the situation will be closely monitored, and the ban will be lifted as soon as the security situation improves.