KARACHI – The Sindh High Court Chief Justice has dismissed Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s orders regarding a ban on motorcycle riding in Karachi, issuing notices to Sindh IG, Home Secretary and Advocate General Sindh, reported a private TV channel.Chief Justice Justice Mushir Alam ordered the IG, AG and Home Secretary to appear before the court on Friday morning. The order came after the CJ received a written application against Malik’s announcement of ban on motorcycle riding. The application was submitted by President Sindh Hight Court Bar Association. Staff Reporter from Islamabad adds: The Interior Ministry on Thursday banned motorcycle riding on 1st Muharram-ul-Haram (today) from 6am to 7pm in Karachi and Quetta.The decision was taken at a meeting, held in the Ministry of Interior with Interior Minister Rehman Malik in the chair, to review the security arrangements made for Muharram throughout the country. The meeting decided that the shops would remain open only from 10am to 5pm in Karachi and Quetta during the month. The chair said incidents of firing on innocent people should be controlled strictly to ensure the safety of the masses.It was also decided at the meeting that processions of Muharram should be protected at least by two cordons (inner and outer) by police and Rangers. No vehicle without proper documents should be allowed to ply the road to tighten security.The FC will be deployed in the entire Karachi for patrolling and spot-checking. The chair directed the authorities to take into preventive custody for 10 days the suspects who could spoil the law and order situation. It was also decided that no weapons with or without licence and permit would be allowed to carry during Muharram-ul-Haram in Karachi and Quetta. The ministry has also cancelled permissions for all tinted-glass vehicles throughout the country except for security-related official vans.According to a private channel, the Interior Minister, while talking to reporters, said that people involved in firing and terrorism would be shot dead on the spot. Arms exhibition has also been banned in Karachi and Quetta, said the minister.Earlier, citing security reasons, the government not only banned riding motorcycles but also decided to suspend cellular services in Karachi and Quetta for Friday.Malik said that his ministry had received information that motorcycles would be used in terrorist attacks at public places. “The decision to keep the bikers off the road has come on the heels of intelligence reports that terrorists are hatching plans to carry out attacks using motorcycles” Malik said.It is pertinent to mention that there are at least 1.4 million registered motorcycles in Karachi and about 0.12 million in Quetta.Malik said that the mobile phone services would also remain suspended in both the cities from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.Rejecting this outrageous ban different trade bodies raised voice against it, urging relaxation as businesses were already down in the dumps. Some of the trade bodies have announced to violate the restrictions.