The Sindh provincial government has imposed a two-day ban on pillion riding across the region during the 12 Rabi-ul-Awal celebrations. This restriction will be in place on the 11th and 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal in all cities of the province, including Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, and Larkana.
Despite this ban, certain exceptions apply. The ban does not affect women, children under the age of 12, elderly individuals, uniformed security personnel, essential service workers, and journalists. These individuals are exempt from the ban as long as they carry their official identification or press card.
In addition, the federal government has declared a public holiday for Eid Milad-un-Nabi, which falls on September 29th this year.
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that it will be closed on Friday, September 29, 2023, in observance of Eid Milad-un-Nabi. Commercial banks will also be closed on this day, along with the banking sector. The Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX) had previously announced its closure on the same day.
Muslims around the world celebrate the birthday of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) on the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, known as Eid Milad-un-Nabi, every year.