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Karachi traffic police go after fancy cars with fancier number plates in Defence

February 3, 2019
The drivers of 20 cars were issued challans

The Karachi traffic police conducted a drive on Sunday against cars with fancy licence plates. 

During the drive, which took place in Defence, Darakshan, Clifton and Gizri, the drivers of 20 cars were issued challans that ranged from Rs500 to Rs2,000. The cars ranged from ordinary ones to Porsches and Mercedes.

Traffic police authorities say that despite the rules and previous action by the police department, motorists don’t attach the two official licence plates given to them by the excise department.

Related: Vehicle owned by Balochistan CM’s excise adviser impounded in Karachi for bearing an illegal licence plate

During the drive, one driver identified himself as the driver of Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, the former chief minister of Balochistan, but even that didn’t stop him from being issued a challan.

A car owned by the adviser to the Balochistan chief minister on excise, taxation and narcotics, was impounded in Clifton as part of the drive.

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    Norten Joseph   February 4, 2019 2:22 am/ Reply

    Very good work ….
    From Islamabad

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    Jamshed Rabadi   February 4, 2019 5:39 am/ Reply

    Rules must be the weather beyed by all. Unfortunately the rich in this country get away with paltry fine if Rs 500. They should be fined at least a million rupees to wake them up.

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    Syed   February 4, 2019 9:01 am/ Reply

    Dear All. Rule must be same at all level.. Pls follow UAE govt traffic rules as an sxample

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    Ambereen hussain   February 4, 2019 10:33 am/ Reply

    Fines should be issued to those driving cars with illegible and faded number plates, also those with AFR plates! These are all untraceable in case of accidents

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    Ali   February 4, 2019 1:32 pm/ Reply

    Unless Pakistan adopts a scandanvian system the fines can not be linked to income. In the mean time, with chalan comes the hassle of depositing it at National Bank and then going to the relevent police station to recover one’s documents. That initself should be enough punishment

    Glad to see the police enforcing laws

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    Hafiz Muhammad Abul Hadi   February 4, 2019 10:43 pm/ Reply

    Many more times police only harras people even then the have.all relevant documents. eg Insurance, traffic code book. When the driver go back for receiving his documents after depositing challan he is asked money for ” Chai Pani”

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    Saleem   February 4, 2019 11:07 pm/ Reply

    I got registered my car in January 2017.
    Till date registration authority hasn’t been issued original number plate. Who is responsible if police check it.

    0333 3279727

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    Asad Ghauri   February 5, 2019 3:27 am/ Reply

    Hope they could save their jobs.

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    Sherjeel   February 6, 2019 1:19 am/ Reply

    Putting a fancy plate and replacing the original plates with a same Xerox copy in yellow format are two different things. Fancy is using a totally different format with different fonts and name stuff etc or putting your occupation or cast on license plate is ridiculous. The Sindh excise and motor registration authority issues such pathetic and low quality number plates which gets detoriate in such a short time span that it’s color and Infact the plate itself gets badly broken into pieces and sometimes fall on the road or elsewhere. The result is that a person when applies for a reissuance of the same the honorable excise issues the plates with of course a certain fee plates having Duplicate mentioned on it which reduces the car resale value heavily and the car becomes a curse. In this matter the procedure for number plates in Islamabad capital territory is excellent.

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