RAWALPINDI: The City Traffic Police have launched a crackdown against vehicles which do not have registration plates, use non-standard registration plates or have ‘applied for’ plates.

In addition, newly-appointed Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Taimoor Khan directed the officials to register FIRs against those using bogus and fake registration plates instead of issuing them tickets.

A spokesman for the traffic police said on Sunday the CTO issued directives to all circle in-charges to take action against those who do not have number plates or non-standard number plates.

Motorcycles and vehicles with fake and bogus registration plates will be booked instead of being fi9ned, he added.

The CTO ordered DSPs and in-charges of circles to direct the traffic staff deployed at all entrances and exit points to take strict action against vehicles without any number plates and non-model number plates.

The CTO warned that the circle in-charges will be held responsible if any negligence was found on part of their subordinates.

He said besides making best arrangements for the smooth flow of traffic in the city, crime prevention, effective enforcement of traffic laws, prevention of road accidents and road users on highways would be the top priority.

“Protecting the life and property is one of my top priorities and no excuses will be accepted from citizens for tampering with the number plate and using fake registration plates,” he said, adding that the citizens were advised to use computerised number plates to avoid legal action.

Published in Dawn, November 22nd, 2021

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