KARACHI - Sindh High Court Chief Justice Mushir Alam on Sunday took notice of the arrests of pillion riders ahead of Eidul Fitr in Karachi and directed the authorities to release all the detained persons before Eid.

The CJ also directed the magistrates to visit the police stations to monitor the situation. Justice Alam directed the police to release the pillion riders on easy terms and conditions.

The chief justice also ordered that no accused could spend night in police stations.

He directed magistrates to issue released orders on easy conditions, adding that release of accused should be made on the basis of CNIC if needed.

On Saturday, the Sindh government, keeping in view worsening law and order situation in the city, once again imposed a ban on pillion riding of motorcycle for three days.

According to the notification, old citizens, women, children and journalists would be exempted from the ban.