Quetta: Ban imposed on private bodyguards/militia in Balochistan

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Quetta: Ban imposed on private bodyguards/militia in Balochistan

Syed Ali Shah :

The Balochistan High Court (BHC) imposed a ban on the display of weapons, bodyguards/ private militia in the province. Section 144 imposed on the display of weapons across the province, a notification issued by the Home and Tribal Affairs Department said on Friday.

The home department has imposed a ban on the display of unauthorized number plates also. The government has made this decision following the instructions of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) on June 10, 2021.

BHC directed the government to impose a ban on the display of weapons 

The court had directed the provincial government to make sure complete ban on display of weapons, unauthorized number plates, bodyguards/private militia. Senior lawyer, Syed Nazeer Agha advocate had filed a petition against private militia/bodyguards with influential people.

A division bench of the BHC had expressed dismay over the display of weapons during the hearing. Police in Quetta has also launched a crackdown against vehicles with tinted glasses and unauthorized number plates. “Police will follow the instructions of the honorable court”, Muhammad Azhar Akram, the Deputy Inspector General of Police said. He said concerned police stations were directed to take strict action against those displaying weapons in the city.

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