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Punjab Enforces Section 144 For One Week Due To ‘Security Concerns’

Punjab Enforces Section 144 For One Week Due To 'Security Concerns'

The Punjab Home Department has enforced Section 144 across the province through a notification, prohibiting public gatherings, processions, rallies, and sit-ins due to security concerns.

This measure, effective immediately and lasting until Thursday, June 27, aims to safeguard against potential terrorist threats, as stated in the notification.

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The decision underscores fears that large public gatherings could become targets for terrorist attacks. Punjab Finance Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman clarified that peaceful protests are permitted but warned of administrative action if roads are obstructed.

The implementation of Section 144 is a precautionary step to ensure public safety amid heightened security alerts.