32,895 learner driving licences, 10466 full licences issued


KARACHI: At least 32,895 learner licences and 10,466 full licences have been issued by all three branches of Karachi Licences Department from 13 November to date, while the number of advance token for licences has now decreased, said DIG Licence Department Aftab Pathan on Tuesday.

Talking to PPI, Aftab said there was still need to set up fulfledged branches in rest of the disricts in the city and sub-branches at town level so that licences could be issued to a large number of people within short span of time in the metropolis.

DIG informed that 80 percent of visitors were applying for learner licences while very low ratio was applying for permanent licences including comercial licences, renewal of old licences, correction of licences, and duplication of licences.

Aftab said it was their misfortunate that only few cities in Pakistan had database system and issued licences as per the traffic rules and regulations including Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. He said: “Other cities issue licences without following the rules and regulations that shows government is not serious to take the issue of untrained drivers who had been allowed to kill any body along the road.”

He said only technology ad behaiviour could play a vital role to impliment the rule of law as it leaves positive impression on the masses.