PHP arrest 22596 culprits in 2018

LAHORE:Punjab Highway Patrol arrested 22596 culprits during year 2018 by registering 25012 cases.

According to PHP spokesman, as many as 2529 proclaimed offenders and 454 court absconders were arrested.

During drive against illicit arms and narcotics, PHP team recovered 91 Kalashnikovs, 315 riffles, 267 guns/carbine, 1560 pistols, 626 magazines, 16350 cartages and bullets after registering 2528 cases.

154956 people were rescued on the roads besides 47445 encroachments were removed. PHP officials also recovered 510 lost children and reunited them to their parents. The team impounded 915621 motorcycles on the charges of having no documents or registration numbers, during the same period.

During the year 2018, 149659 tickets have been issued and Rs. 67641599 fine was imposed on traffic violators. Their recovery ratio was 91%. Punjab Highway Patrol arranged 10 courses in 2018 in which 10942 officials participated.

Under Green Highway drive, 779338 saplings were planted in all over Punjab.