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Malik bans motorcycles in Karachi, Quetta for 1st MuharramIn a bid to thwart terrorism threats on the occasion of first Muharram on Friday, the interior ministry has banned motorcycle riding in Karachi and Quetta, DawnNews reported on Thursday.

Speaking to media representatives, Interior Minister Rehman Malik announced the ban saying no motorcycle will be allowed on the roads from 6 am to 7 pm on November 16. “No one will be exempted from this ban,” he added.

Malik said the ministry has intelligence reports that there is a terrorism threat in which motorcycles can be used.

The interior minister also said that displaying weapons in public will also be banned on Friday.

The ministry has also issued shoot at sight orders for those who are found involved in terrorist activities.

Moreover, Rehman Malik said that the government was also considering banning mobile phone services in both the cities and the decision in this regard will be taken on Friday morning.

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