KARACHI, Jan 22: Sons and relatives of many influential people spent Saturday night in the lockups of various police stations in Clifton Town and got bail on Sunday morning. They were held for having tinted glasses, flashing or blue headlights, or fancy number plates in their respective vehicles.

The traffic and district police launched a drive in the metropolis to check traffic violations and implement the rules strictly. A warning to motorists was issued informing them to remove tinted glasses, flashing lights, and blue headlights and fancy number plates as all of these were in violation of traffic rules.

The drive is being carried out across the city and motorists were held in various localities for violating the traffic rules. However, most of the motorists, who happened to be siblings of some influential people, were held in Clifton town.

The Clifton town police registered a total number of 186 FIRs overnight and put behind bars the siblings of influential people along with their vehicles including son of an adviser to the prime minister, son of an EDO Hub, nephew of the Inspector-General of Police, and relatives of provincial and federal ministers besides the siblings of officers in health and other departments.

Clifton Town Police Officer Imran Shaukat confirmed that the even-handed drive was being carried out in his town and no one would be spared.

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