Section 144 or Dafa 144 Pakistan is a provision in the Criminal Procedure Code of Pakistan. Section 144 Pakistan is the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) allows the authorities to ban the gathering of four or more people in a particular area.
The government often imposes Section 144 in Pakistan in order to maintain the law and security situation and to prevent violence or the spread of infectious diseases.
Under Article 144 Pakistan (dafa 144), the government can prohibit public meetings, rallies, processions, and assemblies, and can also order the closure of shops, offices, and educational institutions.
What happened if you violate Section 144 Pakistan?
The violation of Section 144 Pakistan can lead to arrest and imprisonment for up to three years or a fine, or both.
Article 144 Pakistan is usually implemented in times of political unrest, sectarian tension, or natural disasters. For example, it has been used in the past to control protests, curb hate speech, and prevent the spread of diseases like COVID-19.
Recently the government has imposed section 144 (dafa 144) in different provinces of Pakistan in order following the rising unrest after the arrest of Ex-prime minister and Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
The imposition of Section 144 Pakistan is a response to rising conflict and a measure to maintain law and order in the country after reports of combustible and violent protests from different parts of Punjab.
On the other hand, the Government of Sindh has also imposed Section 144 across the province. Article 144 Pakistan prohibits the gathering of more than four persons, all types of protests, demonstrations, and rallies within the Province of Sindh.
Dafa 144 Pakistan in Urdu:
Dafa 144 Pakistan Code of Criminal Procedure ha, or gvernment ya law tab lagati ha jab mulak ma koi hangami suratehal murtab ho jaya ya koi wabai marz pehal jaya.
Dafa 144 ka tahat 2 sa 4 logon ka ik sath khra hona mana hota ha or is ma kisi b qisam ki meeting, rally karna ki ijazat nai hoti.
Agar koi dafa 144 Pakistna ki khilaf warzi karta ha tu usa 3 sal ki saza ya jurmana kia jata ha.