I BOUGHT a car last February and applied for registration through an agent. Luckily, I was issued a number and a computerised registration book within a few days of filing the registration. But I am still waiting for the number plates, which were to be issued by the government of Punjab.
Recently I came across a government notice regarding imposition of fine on vehicle owners in case their vehicles do not bear a computerised number plate. It is worrisome as I may also be fined due to non-availability of original plates.
Usually such delays are attributed to lack of funds. However, I wonder about the heavy registration fee which I have paid to the provincial government’s exchequer. It is disguised blackmailing on the part of the government which is earning from the registration fees, as well as from imposed fines.
I request the chief minister of Punjab to take measures for timely delivery of number plates so that those who want to conform must not suffer.
RANA ZEESHAN PERVAIZ Multan