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New Year Night celebrations in Pakistan

Pakistanis are gearing up to ring in 2022. New Year night parties are held in major cities in the conservative country where booze and recreational drugs are used.

Young men and women arrange their parties through WhatsApp messages and in some cases Facebook pages where people are invited in cryptic invitations. Most of the parties are held for couples only.

Authorities in Karachi take stringent measures on the eve of New Year to avoid untoward incidents.

This year, the roads in Karachi will be blocked on New Year’s Eve to avoid untoward incidents, however, citizens will be allowed to visit it for celebrations.

According to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) District South Zubair Nazeer Shaikh, with the exception of medical stores, all the shops in Clifton, Khadda Market, and Boat Basin will remain closed from 8pm onwards.

SSP Nazeer said that all the citizens will be allowed to visit the Seaview, adding that authorities will not be blocking the roads with containers.

He further said action will be taken against those who drive cars or bikes without silencers, meanwhile, the residents of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) will be allowed to drive around after showing their ID cards. 

It should be noted that on New Year’s Eve, many people — particularly the youth — take to the streets to celebrate the occasion.

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