Vehicle data to be linked with traffic police


Karachi: Sindh Minister for Excise & Taxation Gyan Chand Essrani has said Excise Department will be synchronized with Police Department to eradicate vehicle snatching and Police vehicles also be passed through scanning system of Excise Department.

This he said in a meeting jointly chaired by provincial Home Minister Sohail Anwer Sayal and Provincial Excise Minister Gyan Chand Essrani and attended by Inspector General Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali, Home Secretary Mukhtar Ahmed Soomro, Secretary Excise & Taxation Mudassir Iqbal, Director General Excise Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh, Director Headquarter Akhter Azad and other high ups.

It was decided in the meeting that data of Motor Registration Wing of Excise Department would be linked with Traffic Police as well as CPLC and ACLC. Minister Excise said that Broker System should be eliminated in Motor Registration Wing and the Cooperation of Law Enforcement Agencies to be sought at each stage of Registration. It may be computerized because due to use of latest technology corruption is minimized. He added to use fancy number plates is illegal and this type of matter become part of the crime and action should be taken against the users of fancy number plates, no matter how powerful they are, unless they got number plates, they might yellow number plates.

He said that Motor Dealer Association might also be bound that they should take care of number plats along with documents while sale and purchase of the vehicles. Home Minister and Excise Minister both were on the same page that very soon campaign would be launched against fancy plate number and such vehicles might be confiscated, punished and fined and for the purpose a campaign would be started in electronic and print media and after that no excuse would be acceptable.

Excise Minister told that for issuance of number plates, tender had been given and very soon number plates would be issued to owners of vehicles. I G Sindh briefed Provincial Ministers that the snatching of the vehicle are on decrease, we were benefitting latest technology and got help for computerized data of Excise Department to curb the crime.