PESHAWAR: Section 144 has been implemented in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, for three days due to security concerns.
Section 144 has been implemented in Peshawar for three days due to security concerns, according to a notification issued by the deputy commissioner of Peshawar.
A meeting of five or more persons will be prohibited throughout these three days.
Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) authorizes district administration to issue orders in the public interest that may prohibit an activity for a set length of time.
The police enforce such a restriction by filing prosecutions under Section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code for violators of the ban. The maximum penalty under Section 188 is six months in prison, a fine, or both.