Online checking of driving licenses begins in Karachi


KARACHI: Karachi License Department has successfully launched its database software in collaboration with Ufone a mobile phone network company that could access one’s license details, criminal details if any and vehicle details through inserting one’s national ID card number in the mobile phone during routine check in the metropolis.

At least 85 percent of vehicles’ drivers have no license or have bogus papers, who are behind the accidents in the city, said Deputy Inspector General of Karachi License Department Aftab Pathan on Thursday.

DIG Aftab said they have launched database software which could ensure transparency in the Karachi License Department and could bound negligent drivers to get proper licenses following the proper rules and regulations.

He said special chips have been installed in the mobile phones of traffic policemen that could access the details of drivers whose licenses had been issued by the Karachi Licence Department.

Aftab said it is dire need to bring reforms in the traffic system of Pakistan at government level.

He said Pakistan’s all license Departments should have centralized system to check all drivers’ licenses properly and ensure 100 percent transparency in the working licence departments and traffic system.