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Khyber traffic police collected Rs27m fine in two years

LANDIKOTAL: The traffic police in Khyber district has collected Rs27 million as driving licence fee and fine in the last two years, an official said on Tuesday.

Talking to The News after attending a meeting at traffic headquarters in Shakas area in Jamrud to review the performance of the traffic police, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Malik Mazhar Afridi said the traffic police squad was established in Khyber after the merged of the ex-Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He said the aim behind the establishment of the traffic squad was to regulate traffic and facilitate the road users.

The official said traffic police with the help of media and civil society first ran awareness campaigns and educated the citizens about the importance of the traffic laws. “It was a challenging job for me when I was posted as traffic police head in Khyber district but with the guidelines of senior police officials we chalked out various plans to minimise traffic incidents and save lives,” DSP Mazhar said.

He said the traffic police had so far issued 5183 driving licences and 7000 learners’ licences in Khyber.

The DSP traffic said the traffic cops had been deployed at various spots while several mobile traffic vans were also operating in the district to regulate traffic.

He said traffic police had so far collected fines amounting to Rs2.5 million for violation of traffic rules, Rs20 million as highway laws violation fines besides collecting Rs4.1 million as licence fee in the last two years.