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Crackdown against traffic violations intensified

According to a spokesman of the department, stringent measures will be taken against individuals driving without a license

By APP
January 20, 2024
This image shows a traffic police official interacting with a citizen. — Traffic Police Punjab website
This image shows a traffic police official interacting with a citizen. — Traffic Police Punjab website

LAHORE: Chief Traffic Officer Ammara Athar on Friday issued a clear directive to the wardens to intensify the crackdown against traffic violations in the city.

According to a spokesman of the department, stringent measures will be taken against individuals driving without a license, underage drivers, one-way violators, and those not wearing helmets.

The department witnessed over 16,000 motorcyclists challans for helmet violations, 264 drivers fined for underage driving, and 1,635 vehicles impounded for emitting smoke.Additionally, 57,000 fines were issued for lane violations, while 3,455 vehicles were seized for one-way traffic violations.

To ensure road safety and prevent accidents, the crackdown will persist, with parents urged to take responsibility for their children’s driving behavior, CTO Ammara Athar emphasizes the importance of not granting driving privileges to underage individuals, aiming to create a safer environment for all road users.

2,500 litres adulterated milk disposed of

The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Friday disposed of 2,500 litres of adulterated and substandard milk during the ongoing operation in the provincial metropolis.

On the directions of PFA Director General M Asim Javaid, dairy safety teams inspected more than 60 milk carrier vehicles with 90,000 litres milk at Gajjumatta and Ferozewala and the examination revealed water adulteration and reduced fat content, resulting in the disposal of over 2,500 liters of milk. PFA DG Asim Javed said that the milk was to be supplied to various societies and shops in the provincial capital.He said that the purpose of the crackdown was to control the wicked practice of milk adulteration in Punjab and ensure the implementation of Punjab Pure Food Regulations.