Section 144 imposed in South Waziristan

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PESHAWAR: The district administration on Tuesday imposed Section 144 in South Waziristan in the “wake of public safety” and to maintain law and order.

An order imposing Section 144, issued by Nauman Afzal Afridi, the deputy commissioner of South Waziristan tribal district, came into effect on Monday immediately for a month.

Under Section 144, holding public rallies, meetings have been banned, whereas the use of every kind of display of weapons, aerial firing and carrying guns has also been prohibited.

“A gathering of more than five people will also not be allowed and vehicles are not to have tinted windows”, stated the notification of the district administration.