Published On: Mon, Jan 6th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Strict enforcement on lane discipline, helmet, seat belt ordered

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ISLAMABAD: The IG NH&MP Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema has ordered for strict enforcement on lane discipline, helmet and seat belt for the upcoming three months.

He was addressing the Operational Officers through video link at Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Sukkur, Multan and Quetta in the HEC auditorium.

He also ordered to ensure the presence of two drivers in long distance PSV vehicles for the safety of commuters. He passed these remarks while chairing a monthly meeting of Operational Officers at Islamabad.

He showed satisfaction on the downing of accident ratio in the last six months on highways and motorways but ordered to give more attention on patrolling and all operational matters.

He also ordered the DIG Training to start courses on “Public Dealings” in the NH&MP Training College. The meeting was attended by all zonal DIGs and Sector SSPs of remote formation around the country through video link.

The Inspector General examined operational affairs of each sector in detail and passed suitable directions“. Free flow of traffic on highways and motorways is foremost and basic principle of the department that can only be achieved by strict lane discipline; therefore all-out efforts, to maintain lane discipline on highways and motorways would be observed by all ranks, he stressed.

The Inspector General made it clear that fastening seat-belt while driving and wearing helmet while riding would be mandatory for all road users. Inspection of last 06 months record showed considerable reduction in rate of accidents, but to make number of accidents minimal, he stressed on effective patrolling.

He said that officers should stress on helping the road users in distress more instantly as facilitating others is one of the salient features of the department. The Inspector General desired absolute impartiality strict discipline and zero tolerance towards corruption, dishonesty and rude behaviour with road users. It also decided to enhance the welfare packages of the officers.

The annual performance was discussed in the operational meeting; especially the performance of last six months, critically. At the end of the meeting Inspector General, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema thanked the management of Higher Education Commission for their assistance in holding video Conference.