Public gatherings banned in Peshawar under Section 144

To keep peace and order in the area, the local government in Peshawar on Sunday applied Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

Express News reports that the deputy commissioner has issued a Section 144 ban on meetings of five or more individuals, which will be in place from March 18 to March 22.

The deputy commissioner has issued a warning that any violations will result in legal action under Section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

The news comes as terrorism rears its ugly head once more in the nation, with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa experiencing a wave of assaults on both security personnel and civilians.

As efforts to rid the nation of terrorism continue, security personnel have killed at least 142 terrorists in the last three months.

The nation’s security forces have carried out a number of operations against the country’s growing terrorism, detaining terrorists and their facilitators while also thwarting a number of attacks over the past three months.

In the last three months, security personnel around the nation conducted 6,921 operations, which resulted in the arrest of at least 1,007 terrorists, according to a recent report released in February.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) saw the conduct of 1,960 operations, of which 1,516 involved area dominance, 301 involved intelligence-based operations, and 143 involved area sanitization.

Security forces’ actions resulted in the deaths of 98 terrorists and the arrests of 540 others in K-P.