Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): Section 144 has been imposed in South Waziristan to maintain law and order.
Deputy Commissioner North Waziristan issued a notification imposing Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) for 30 days in "public interest".
According to the order, the district police officer of North Waziristan reported that due to the "current law and order situation, threats of militancy and other sabotage activities are expected in the district in [...] dharnas (sit-ins), protest rallies, jalsas (public meetings) and public gathering[s] of five or more persons".
In order to prevent any "untoward situation" it was imperative to impose a complete ban on dharnas, protest rallies, jalsas and public gatherings of five or more people, the order stated.
The order will not apply to congregational prayers in mosques and funerals.