NH&MP to launch campaign to check number plates

KARACHI: SSP Ghulam Sarwar Bhayo on Thursday announced that National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) will launch a campaign from Jan 15 to check number plates of all types of vehicles in the district.

He said the drivers with unauthorised number plates will be issued tickets by traffic officers during the campaign.

The SSP advised the citizens to use number plates issued by the provincial excise department only for avoiding any inconvenience.

The Motorway police will register cases against the violators for using fancy, fake or illegal number plates. Similarly, the vehicle owners will be able to get back confiscated documents only after showing genuine number plates to the authorities.

He said that a special drive to create awareness among citizens has been launched prior to imposing penalties.

The traffic education unit of the police will also deliver special lectures at schools, colleges and bus stands to create awareness as part of the drive.

Bhayo said that driving vehicles without number plate or with unauthorised number plate is an offense. The officers also directed the traffic wardens to take strict action against violators of traffic rules in accordance with the law and keep a vigilant eye on suspicious vehicles.