Crackdown on Unapproved Number Plates

LAHORE: The chief traffic officer directed the wardens on Tuesday to intensify crackdown on the motorbikes and other vehicles with unapproved number plates.

He issued the instructions shortly after Capital City Police Officer retired Capt Amin Wains told a meeting the same day that action against the vehicles with unapproved number plates required immediate attention to prevent their misuse in terrorism.

The CCPO, chairing a meeting of the Safe Cities Authority on Tuesday, formed 10 teams comprising officials of police, traffic and excise department to launch action against the vehicles with fancy, unapproved and illegal number plates, besides those using tinted glasses.

Senior police officers also attended the meeting besides representatives of the Safe City Authority.

CTO Rai Ijaz issued directions to the traffic wardens to make sure implementation of the CCPO’s order.

He asked them to specially focus on the motorbikes with “Applied For” plates and round the owners up for not getting their bikes registered with the excise department.

In a press release, he said that during last two days the traffic police issued fine tickets to over 26,000 vehicles with unapproved number plates in the provincial capital.

Now the crackdown is being intensified, he said, adding that the E-Challan system was also likely to be activated soon. For the purpose, he said amendments in the law were likely to be made in coming weeks.

(Daily Dawn)

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News Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017