LAHORE - Over 279 traffic wardens were dismissed by the Punjab government over fraudulent activities on Sunday.

After scrutiny of documents submitted by traffic wardens across Punjab, including birth certificates, education documents, 279 were found guilty of forgery and other malpractices.

When contacted, Chief Traffic Police Officer Sohail Chaudhry told APP that the traffic wardens were found involved in tampering with their documents in their personal files when a seniority list  for their promotion was in process. After a detail inquiry, a case was registered by authorities against them in the Chung police station. To a question, he said their documents were verified at the time of appointments, but they changed their documents when their seniority was being determined. He said the government had taken serious notice of the case and dismissed all of them.

He said the police force aimed to enforce law and not a single person who broke the law could be tolerated in traffic police.

On the other hand, some of the dismissed traffic wardens staged a protest demonstration and demanded their restoration.