The Sindh government released a significant statement on Friday on the impending 12 Rabi-ul-Awal celebrations. In the entire province, pillion riding is prohibited for two days. On the 11th and 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, this ban will be imposed throughout Sindh, especially in major towns like Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, and Larkana.
It’s important to note that this prohibition does have some exceptions. Women, children under the age of 12, old persons, uniformed security personnel, critical service employees, and journalists are among the groups who are exempt from the pillion riding ban. During the designated days, these exempted individuals are permitted to ride as the passenger as long as they have their official identification or press card on them as proof.
Additionally, a public holiday in celebration of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, which will be marked on September 29 this year, has been announced by the federal government. In order to commemorate this momentous milestone, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced its closure on Friday, September 29, 2023. Commercial banks will also be closed on that day, in addition to the banking industry. In addition, the Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX) has already announced that it will be closed on that day.
The Muslim holiday of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, which is observed on the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, is significant because it honors the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).