City traffic police Lahore has decided not to issue challans, confiscating the Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) of the violators.
The decision has been made for the by-election that is going to be held tomorrow so that no one is left behind from voting. “No warden will be impounding CNIC of the violators till the by-election is over”, said Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Liaquat Ali Malik.
It is the normal practice of wardens in the city that if any driver or rider doesn’t possess a driving license, they confiscate the CNIC and issue the relevant violation challan. The other options will be confiscating the;
- Driving License
- Registration Book of the vehicle
- Vehicle itself
CTO has directed all the offices of traffic police to remain open on Sunday and make sure that the violators get their already taken CNICs’ after taking the copy of the paid fine receipt.
It is worth noting that all the banks in the country remain closed on Sundays while on Saturday a few branches are opened till 1 pm. If someone has still not paid the fine and belongs to the by-election constituencies, no ease of access has been provided by the government regarding the submission of challan fine.
After the orders of Lahore High Court regarding bike riders without helmets, city traffic police is taking strict measures against them. Reportedly, 20,000 challans have been issued in just a weeks time.