Excise Department shares Vehicle Database with Intelligence Agencies

Excise department shares database with intelligence agencies

Excise department has shared the data of all the registered cars with the intelligence agencies. Reportedly, the data was requested to deal with the looming threats presented by the terrorist elements in Pakistan.

With the ongoing war against terrorism, various security challenges have risen which has resulted in various casualties through many tragic incidents.

The sharing of vehicle data would help the intelligence agencies in identifying and accessing the bio data of a person by just entering the details of the number plate. With this development, the agencies can access the system of Excise Department

Previously, the Excise Department launched an online portal, making it easy for the car owners to get their number plate information from the website.

Moreover, the provincial government has also introduced  Dealer Vehicle Registration System (DVRS) that can assist the citizens in acquiring the number plate from the sale point of the vehicle.

The Punjab Government is also working towards creating an e-challan system and has thus installed ANPR cameras in Lahore. But as the cameras failed to identify the number plates of the vehicles, the provincial government will replace 4 million of them in Lahore.

Safe Cities Authorities has also revealed the design of the new number plates but a final decision is yet to be made.

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