Beware- Chip-Based Driving License Launched In Islamabad

Islamabad Traffic Police Launched Driving License With A Chip In It, Means You Can’t Hide Or Run From Authorities After Any Traffic Violation

By Sulman Ali

In a significant move, Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) Have Launched A Driving License With A Chip In It. It Means You Cannot Hide Or Run From The Authorities After Any Traffic Violation. Talking to the media, Islamabad Police IG Qazi Jamilur Rehman said, the force took the steps to curb over-speeding and road accidents.

The IG further said that police have also launched a penalty-point system. “Each driving license holder will have 10 points, and their deduction will start over various traffic violations,” he said. The official further said that if a driver loses 10 points, his license would be suspended. The IG believes that surveillance cameras and chip-based licenses will help in implementing a tech-based penalty system. “The police are using modern technology to control the traffic in the capital,” he added.

Online Appointment for Driving License:

He also told media that police have launched an online appointment system for people seeking a driving license. “We introduced this system so that the candidates would not have to wait in long queues,” he said. Discussing the performance, he told media that police issued 187,586 challans during the first three months of 2021.

Explaining the new patrolling plan, IG said that police are going to implement a new strategy. He said special teams would patrol the roads connecting highways and sectors. Furthermore, along with normal duties, petrol teams consisting of 211 officers with 52 motorcycles and 44 vehicles will work in two shifts.

Vehicle Forensic Certificate Launched in Islamabad:

Earlier in December 2020, Islamabad Police made citizens’ life easier by sharing the process of getting a Vehicle Forensic Certificate. One visit to the Forensic Science Laboratory, and you’ll have the clearance report in your hand in a day. If you want to purchase a used vehicle in Pakistan, it’s only safe for you to get the vehicle checked by the local police to make sure the automotive item is not stolen. The local authorities will review the police station records for your vehicle, verify through a Forensic Expert Report, and you’ll be good to go.

This news was originally published at Pak Wheels.

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