Section 144 imposed in South Waziristan

Section 144 imposed in South Waziristan

Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): Section 144 has been imposed in South Waziristan to maintain law and order.

Deputy Commissioner South Waziristan Nauman Afzal Afridi issued a notification imposing Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

According to the notification, every kind of display of weapons, aerial firing and carrying guns will be banned.

Under the Section 144, a gathering of more than five people will be banned too and vehicles are not to have tinted windows. Any violation of rule can lead to action under the imposed section, stated the notification of the district administration.

The move comes following tensions in North Waziristan after a clash occurred between security officials and protesters led by lawmakers Mohsin Javed Dawar and Ali Wazir at the Khar Kamar check post in Boya.

An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press statement said on Monday that one soldier was martyred as terrorists attacked Makki Garh post in North Waziristan’s Shawal valley.

The ISPR said that troops effectively repulsed the attack, adding that the soldier was martyred during an exchange of fire.