Pakistan Moves Toward Martial Law In Balochistan

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Balochistan govt imposes Section 144

QUETTA-The Balochistan government has imposed Section 144 in the province on Saturday with immediate effect in order to maintain law and order situation in the province. According to the notification issued by Home and Tribal Affairs Department, following imposition of Section 144 gathering of four or more people at public places, pillion-riding and display of weapons have been banned across the province.

144. Joining unlawful assembly armed with deadly weapon:
Whoever, being armed with any deadly weapon, or with anything which, used as a weapon of offence, is likely to cause death, is a member of an unlawful assembly/shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.