Section 144 has been imposed in Lahore for the duration of one month, according to a notification issued by the government of Punjab.
The Punjab government, under PML-N, has placed a ban on sectarian and faith-related debates as well as speeches for 30 days. Additional chief secretary Major (retd) Azam Suleman Khan has issued the notification for sensitive reasons.
The ban will last until November 9. The notification reads that no person will be allowed to exchange views or opinion in public gatherings regarding Khatm-e-Nabuwwat or any other sensitive matter related to religion.
Section 144 will also be applicable on religious scholars and clerics. Such broadcasts, publications, and gathering will also stay restricted.
It was warned that legal action will be taken if anyone violates the decision.