Karachi needs at least 100 driving license centres

Karachi: Karachi needs at least 100 centres to issue learner driving licenses to citizens, observed representatives of traders at a luncheon program at Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) that was addressed by Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah.

They said the decision of the Sindh government to postpone action for three months against people that drive their vehicles in the city without valid driving licenses was against the spirit of upholding of law . They said nowhere in the world the violators of law are given such leniency. They said the government should take strict action against the violators of traffic law without giving them any lenience. They praised the deputy inspector of general of traffic Karachi Dr Amir Shiekh, saying after a long time the city has gotten an honest and professional police officer. They regretted that instead of encouraging the honest and clean officers like Dr Sheikh a particular lobby in the provincial government was not happy with his sincere efforts.

However, the DIG Driving License Department Dr Aftab Pathan Monday said that the three driving license branches of the city, Clifton, Nazimabad and Korangi license branches, would continue to work on Saturdays; however, after November 15 they would observe one weekly holiday on Sundays. However, from Monday to Saturday the citizens could avail the services of these branches from 9:00am to 5:00pm.