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Software to replace physical fitness checks for car transfers

By Our Correspondent
April 03, 2024
In this still, Sindh Transport Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon chairs a meeting on April 2, 2024. — Facebook/Sharjeel Inam Memon
In this still, Sindh Transport Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon chairs a meeting on April 2, 2024. — Facebook/Sharjeel Inam Memon

The Sindh government has decided to end physical fitness checks for used car transfers and introduce software for online transfers. Sindh Transport Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon held a meeting in this regard on Tuesday.

Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Secretary Atifur Rehman, Excise Director General Aurangzeb Panhwar and a delegation of the Automotive Traders & Importers Association comprising Sajjad Bhatti, Arif Piracha, Muhammad Akbar, Abdul Rahim, Amjad Aqil and Ijaz Ahmed attended the meeting.

The meeting discussed eliminating red-tapism in the vehicle transfer process. The association members provided Memon with detailed information about the challenges encountered in vehicle registration, physical fitness checks and other related issues.

The meeting also held a comprehensive discussion on the current and backlog issues concerning both private and commercial vehicles, new vehicle registrations and the implementation of modern procedures to transition the transfer system online.

The minister assured the association members of immediate resolution of their issues. He said the office paperwork for vehicle transfers would continue for now but it would soon be eliminated, with all the stakeholders’ issues to be resolved on a priority basis. He remarked that traders, especially those in Karachi, hold a significant position in the country’s economy, and that the provincial government has consistently prioritised resolving their issues. He said that other issues faced by traders, such as challenges with vehicle registration, would also be addressed promptly.

He made the assurance that due to the Red Line bus rapid transit service, traders would not encounter any difficulties, as relevant instructions have already been issued.