Silence At Last

The use of loudspeakers and cassette players for making all kinds of sectarian related speeches has been prohibited. According to the orders issued the use of loudspeakers and amplifiers (except for Azaan and Juma Prayers Khutaba), cassette players for all kinds of objectionable and for sectarian sermons at any place within the limits of Islamabad have been prohibited. In another order, it has been directed that no person other than armed forces and police personnel on duty shall carry firearms within the capital’s limits. The district magistrate has also prohibited printing publications regarding the launching of housing schemes or sale of plots inviting applications to deposit fees without observing legal formalities as envisaged by the law unless prior permission is obtained from the Islamabad District Magistrate’s office. Blasting within Islamabad has been prohibited in another order. All these orders shall come into force for a two-month period with immediate effect.

I am glad.

3 Comments so far

  1. JayJay (unregistered) on January 29th, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

    The ban on loudspeakers should be made permanent:) One wants peace and silence year aorund.

  2. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on January 29th, 2007 @ 11:07 pm

    Lolz … its more of nuisance in cities like lahore or smaller towns … Islamabad does not sound so noisy usually …!

  3. Purple_Haze (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 10:21 am

    Why only for two months? what difference would that make? it should be forever…

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